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Systems and methods for free space optical communication

United States Patent

May 10, 2011
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Free space optical communication methods and systems, according to various aspects are described. The methods and systems are characterized by transmission of data through free space with a digitized optical signal acquired using wavelength modulation, and by discrimination between bit states in the digitized optical signal using a spectroscopic absorption feature of a chemical substance.
Harper; Warren W. (Benton City, WA), Aker; Pamela M. (Richland, WA), Pratt; Richard M. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 013,023
January 11, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.