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Title: System and method for compact adaptive free space optical communications

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a free-space optical communications system that may make use of a controller and a digital micro mirror (DMM) assembly in communication with the controller. The DMM may have a plurality of independently controllable micromirror elements forming both an emitter and a receiver. A laser is included which is configured to generate an optical beam which may be applied to select ones of the first subpluralities of micromirror elements to generate a transmitted free space optical signal along a selected vector. A detector is included for receiving an incoming free space optical signal imaged by at least one of the micromirror elements.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651095
Patent Number(s):
10,700,779
Application Number:
16/385,618
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/16/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Panas, Robert Matthew. System and method for compact adaptive free space optical communications. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Panas, Robert Matthew. System and method for compact adaptive free space optical communications. United States.
Panas, Robert Matthew. 2020. "System and method for compact adaptive free space optical communications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651095.
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abstractNote = {The present disclosure relates to a free-space optical communications system that may make use of a controller and a digital micro mirror (DMM) assembly in communication with the controller. The DMM may have a plurality of independently controllable micromirror elements forming both an emitter and a receiver. A laser is included which is configured to generate an optical beam which may be applied to select ones of the first subpluralities of micromirror elements to generate a transmitted free space optical signal along a selected vector. A detector is included for receiving an incoming free space optical signal imaged by at least one of the micromirror elements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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