Laser Based Underwater Communication Systems

Giuliano, G. , Viola, S., Watson, S. , Laycock, L., Rowe, D. and Kelly, A. E. (2016) Laser Based Underwater Communication Systems. In: 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Trento, Italy, 10-14 July 2016, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781509014675 (doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550382)

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We report on recent progress in the field of visible light communications including direct modulation of blue laser devices at data rates beyond 10 Gbit/s, and the transmission of 2.5 Gbit/s OOK data through water. We also discuss the advantages of operating with single mode laser devices and matched filtering at the receiver in the context of applications with significant solar background. The system performance for two types of direct-detection receivers, a PIN detector and less conventional silicon Photomultiplier technology will be presented.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:I would like to acknowledge BAE Systems and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC reference 1566934) for the financial support and Shaun Viola for the equal contribution made to the practical work that was undertaken for the NRZ-OOK and OFDM high speed measurements.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Dr Scott and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Giuliano, Mr Giovanni
Authors: Giuliano, G., Viola, S., Watson, S., Laycock, L., Rowe, D., and Kelly, A. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
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