With the ever-increasing demand for data and radio frequency spectrum becoming congested, Free Space Optical (FSO) communication may find a niche for situations where fiber is too expensive or too difficult to install. FSO is a cross-disciplinary field that draws from radio and fiber communication, astronomy, and even quantum optics, and it has seen major advances over the last three decades. In this tutorial-style review, we provide a broad overview of many of the important topics required to design, develop, and research the next generation of FSO technology.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: KAUST Office of Sponsored Research. M.A.C. acknowledges NRF grant 121908.