High-Fidelity Optical Transmission around the Corner

Yin Xiao, Wen Chen

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Abstract

It is a great challenge to use visible and coherent light source to realize high-fidelity optical transmission in free space around the corner where blockade, reflection and scattering occur, and quality of the information retrieved at the receiving end is significantly affected. In this Letter, we propose a novel method to solve the problems encountered in data transmission in free space around the corner when visible and coherent light source is applied. The proposed method is highly robust to coherent light diffraction, multiple scattering effect and environmental noise, which can make it promising for practical applications. A number of optical experiments have been conducted to successfully transmit different types of signals (e.g., analog) in free space around the corner to achieve high fidelity. The proposed method could lead to a development in many relevant applications, e.g., optical transmission in free space, information propagation in free space, telecommunication, and optical security.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9274403
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • analog-signal transmission in free space
  • high-fidelity analog-signal retrieval
  • Optical transmission in free space
  • scattering media
  • transmission around the corner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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