Accession Number:

ADA046796

Title:

Mutual Interference of Optical Communication Links.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The problem of interference in optical communications systems caused by such communication systems is discussed together with suggestions to reduce this interference. The propagation of optical signals is studied to determine which propagation modes can contribute to interference. Twenty-four modes of possible interference are identified and analyzed. Conclusions are drawn which indicate that in 21 of the 24 modes interference can be eliminated by simple geometric and modulation coordination restrictions. In the three remaining modes, which are scatter links, geometric coordination can resolve the conflicts, but it is definitely more restrictive and difficult to implement than for other modes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE