Free-Space Optical Communications Systems
Reference Textbooks (not required) are:
- C. Andrews, R. L. Philips, Laser Beam Propagation through Random Media, 2nd Ed. SPIE Press, Bellingham, Washington, USA, 2005.
- I. B. Djordjevic, Advanced Optical and Wireless Communications Systems, Springer, Dec. 2017/Jan. 2018.
The purpose of the course is to give students a comprehensive introduction to free-space optical communication principles. This course offers in-depth exposition on propagation effects in free-space, both outdoor and indoor as well as deep-space; channel impairments in these media including atmospheric turbulence effects and scattering effects; noise sources, channel capacity studies, advanced modulation and multiplexing techniques for free-space applications, advanced detection, and channel compensation techniques; diversity techniques, MIMO techniques, adaptive optics techniques to deal with atmospheric turbulence effects; advanced coding and coded modulation techniques; software-defined free-space optical communications, physical-layer security, and quantum free-space optical communications.