Non-Linear Optoacoustic Narrowband Communications Technique
Patent Application, Filed 3 Jan 2006
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention includes a system and method of use for communications from an in-air platform to a submerged platform. The system includes a laser positionable on the in-air platform above a water medium that sends a pulsed information-bearing laser beam containing a modulated communications signal to create and react in a non-linear regime manner with the water medium at an airwater interface. The beam vaporizes and optically breaks down a portion of the water medium, creates a shock wave and generates bubble oscillations at the vaporized portion. An acoustic sensor on the submerged platform detects these shock wave oscillations within the water medium and a demodulator- decoder that identifies these broadband acoustic transients that contain deterministically placed energy and demodulates-decodes the acoustic transients into the transmitted communications signals from the in-air platform.
- Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors