Free-Space Laser Communications

Principles and Advances

  • Arun K. Majumdar
  • Jennifer C. Ricklin

Part of the Optical and Fiber Communications Reports book series (OFCR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Arun K. Majumdar
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jennifer C. Ricklin, Stephen M. Hammel, Frank D. Eaton, Svetlana L. Lachinova
    Pages 9-56
  4. E. Leitgeb, M. Gebhart, U. Birnbacher
    Pages 273-302
  5. R. Martini, E. A. Whittaker
    Pages 393-406
  6. D. P. Hutchinson, R. K. Richards
    Pages 407-417

About this book


This book is intended for research scientists, engineers and students with an interest in the topic of free-space laser communications. It is intended as an all-inclusive source to serve the needs of those who require information about both basic concepts, as well as up-to-date advanced knowledge of the state-of-the-art in the technologies available today. This is the first book which provides in a comprehensive and tutorial manner, the fundamental principles and advances of free-space laser communications. Topics addressed include: atmospheric channel effects including available models, system design and performance, laser transmitter/ receiver designs for high performance photon-efficient systems, adaptive optics technology for atmospheric compensation, optical networks, coding techniques, and long wavelength free-space optical communications.


adaptive optics basics communication communication systems information laser network optical communication optical network optics quantum cascade laser

Authors and affiliations

  • Arun K. Majumdar
    • 1
  • Jennifer C. Ricklin
    • 2
  1. 1.LCResearch, Inc.Agoura Hills
  2. 2.AMSRL-CI-CNAdelphi

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