Survey on Free Space Optical Communication: A Communication Theory Perspective

@article{Khalighi2014SurveyOF,
  title={Survey on Free Space Optical Communication: A Communication Theory Perspective},
  author={Mohammad Ali Khalighi and Murat Uysal},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={2231-2258}
}
  • M. Khalighi, M. Uysal
  • Published 26 June 2014
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
Optical wireless communication (OWC) refers to transmission in unguided propagation media through the use of optical carriers, i.e., visible, infrared (IR), and ultraviolet (UV) bands. In this survey, we focus on outdoor terrestrial OWC links which operate in near IR band. These are widely referred to as free space optical (FSO) communication in the literature. FSO systems are used for high rate communication between two fixed points over distances up to several kilometers. In comparison to… 
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