3 years ago

Obstacle evasion in free-space optical communications utilizing Airy beams.

Guoxuan Zhu, Jie Liu, Yuanhui Wen, Xiong Wu, Siyuan Yu, Yujie Chen

A high speed free-space optical communication system capable of self-bending signal transmission around line-of-sight obstacles is proposed and demonstrated. Airy beams are generated and controlled to achieve different propagating trajectories, and the signal transmission characteristics of these beams around the obstacle are investigated. Our results confirm that, by optimising their ballistic trajectories, Airy beams are able to bypass obstacles with more signal energy and thus improve the communication performance compared with normal Gaussian beams.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.09772

DOI: arXiv:1801.09772v1

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