Optical and Fiber Communications Reports

Free-Space Laser Communications

Principles and Advances

Editors: Majumdar, Arun K., Ricklin, Jennifer C (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive discussion of free-space laser communications
  • Provides descriptions of and models for the atmospheric channel
  • Reviews optical propagation for the atmospheric channel
  • Valuable to practicing bench scientists, engineers and students
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About this book

This book is intended for research scientists, engineers and students with an interest in the topic of free-space laser communications. It is intended as an all-inclusive source to serve the needs of those who require information about both basic concepts, as well as up-to-date advanced knowledge of the state-of-the-art in the technologies available today. This is the first book which provides in a comprehensive and tutorial manner, the fundamental principles and advances of free-space laser communications. Topics addressed include: atmospheric channel effects including available models, system design and performance, laser transmitter/ receiver designs for high performance photon-efficient systems, adaptive optics technology for atmospheric compensation, optical networks, coding techniques, and long wavelength free-space optical communications.

About the authors

Arun K. Majumdar Ph.D., is Director of Research at LCResearch, Inc. in California. He has more than 23 years of experience from Industry, University and National Laboratory settings in the areas of atmospheric turbulence effects on laser propagation, imaging and communications. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

Jennifer C. Ricklin received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. She has been with the Army Research Laboratory since 1983. Since that time her research interests have included a number of topical applications of laser beam propagation in the atmosphere. She is now a Program Manager at DARPA / ATO.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Majumdar, Arun K.

    Pages 1-8

  • Atmospheric channel effects on free-space laser communication

    Ricklin, Jennifer C. (et al.)

    Pages 9-56

  • Free-space laser communication performance in the atmospheric channel

    Majumdar, Arun K.

    Pages 57-108

  • Laser communication transmitter and receiver design

    Caplan, David O.

    Pages 109-246

  • Free-space laser communications with adaptive optics: Atmospheric compensation experiments

    Weyrauch, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 247-271

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-28677-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-28652-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2108-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Free-Space Laser Communications
Book Subtitle
Principles and Advances
Editors
  • Arun K. Majumdar
  • Jennifer C Ricklin
Series Title
Optical and Fiber Communications Reports
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28677-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-28677-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-28652-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2108-6
Series ISSN
1619-1447
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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