Indirect Line-Of-Sight Free-Space Optical Communications Using Diffuse Reflection

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Abstract

Free-space optical communications (FSOC) has been proved to achieve the highest data rate in wireless communications, and yet, its long-time adoption remains reserved for a very selective set of applications. A culprit of the limited adoption of FSOC is its point-to-point link setup used by this technology as a result of the required a) the direct Line-of-Sight (LOS) between transmitter and receiver, and b) the needed fine alignment of the transceivers of the communicating stations. Indirect LOS FSOC (ID-FSOC) is an alternative to FSOC where transmitter and receiver might not be in LOS of each other but to a diffuse reflector (DR). Such a reflector not only helps to cover out-of-sight areas but also converts the optical link onto a broadcast channel where one station may communicate with all other stations that may have LOS to the reflector. Here, we discuss some of the properties of this novel paradigm and argue that it may represent a new facet of free space of optical communications that provides a great range of applications for high-speed data communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 22nd International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665440059
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2021
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2021 - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 7 2021Jun 10 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR
Volume2021-June
ISSN (Print)2325-5595
ISSN (Electronic)2325-5609

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period6/7/216/10/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • diffuse reflection
  • free-space optical communications
  • indirect optical communications
  • Lambertian diffusion
  • optical wireless communications

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