Comparison of wavelength propagation for free space optical communications.

Naimullah, B.S. and Othman, Maisara and Rahman, A. K. and Sulaiman, S.I. and Ishak, S. and Hitam, S. and Aljunid, S.A. (2008) Comparison of wavelength propagation for free space optical communications. In: International Conference on Electronic Design (ICED 2008), 1 - 3 December 2008, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents the effect of atmospheric attenuation during severe hazy days for Free Space Optical Communications. The usage of Free Space Optical Communications is still rare in Malaysia due to environment factor. The FSO technology is also known as unguided beam or ‘optical wireless’ or infrared broadband. This study offers quick preliminary investigation on possible FSO performance based on wavelength selection before final commissioning and installation at site. Thus, FSO installers could make quick judgment before giving recommendation of a suitable wavelength to the customers. Preliminary evaluation of system performance of system performance is done by using local weather data obtained from metrological department. Current study among designers and FSO users show that 1550nm light produce less atmospheric attenuation in the transmission under all weather conditions. In this study, a suitable wavelength for FSO system is found for a particular site in low visibility. The best wavelength selection would result in optimized quality of FSO transmission in hazy conditions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Free Space Optical; Mie Scattering; Scattering Coefficient; Atmospheric Attenuation
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
ID Code:2260
Deposited By:Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Deposited On:23 Apr 2012 09:07
Last Modified:23 Apr 2012 09:07

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