Pulsed lasers are used mainly in lidar systems as sources of short and highly energetic light pulses. In data transmission systems continuous wave lasers are typically applied, however it is also possible to use pulsed lasers in such systems. Such approach seems to be especially reasonable for devices where a pulsed laser is applied anyway and executes another function (rangefinding). The article discusses a data transmission concept based on a pulsed laser technology. Advantages and limits of such a transmission method are described. Influence of individual transmission elements on the effective data transmission speed is analysed.
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Drozd, T., Zygmunt, M., Knysak, P. et al. Analysis of data transmission technique based on pulsed laser. Opto-Electron. Rev. 20, 75–78 (2012). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-012-0010-5