Analog ghost hidden in 2D random binary patterns for free-space optical data transmission

Yin Xiao, Lina Zhou, Zilan Pan, Yonggui Cao, Mo Yang, Wen Chen

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Abstract

We propose high-fidelity analog ghost diffraction and transmission through scattering media in free space using a series of 2D randomly-distributed binary patterns. The proposed method utilizes ghost diffraction to enable high-fidelity free-space optical transmission through scattering media. Any type of ghosts, e.g., analog signal, can be encoded into a series of 2D randomly-distributed binary patterns to serve as information carriers. After the generated 2D randomly-distributed binary patterns are sequentially embedded into spatial light modulator and are illuminated to propagate through scattering media in free space, a single-pixel detector is used to collect light intensity at the receiving end and high-fidelity signals can be retrieved without any complex post-processing algorithm. The proposed method possesses high robustness for high-fidelity free-space optical transmission through scattering media, and different wavelengths and different propagation distances can be flexibly used for free-space optical transmission. The method could open up an avenue towards many applications, e.g., free-space optical data transmission and communication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106880
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • 2D random binary patterns
  • High-fidelity analog-signal retrieval
  • Optical transmission in free space
  • Scattering media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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