Holographic parabolic mirror as a receiver optical front end for wireless infrared communications: Experimental study

Svetla T. Jivkova, Stanislav Shurulinkov, Mohsen Kavehrad

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Abstract

The inherent multifunctionality of holographic optical elements and their light physical weight make them an attractive solution for the receiver optics of portable terminals in indoor infrared wireless communication systems. A parabolic holographic mirror has been recorded in silver halide at a visible wavelength, and its replay wavelength has been shifted to the near infrared. Employment of proprietary swelling technology resulted in a permanent replay wavelength shift without the need for hologram sealing. Despite the relatively low diffraction efficiency of holograms recorded in silver halide in principle, an improvement in the receiver signal-to-noise ratio of more than 20 dB has been measured. The results of the conducted experiments proved undoubtedly the great potential of curved holographic mirrors as a key element of the receiver optical front end in IR wireless communication systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5860-5865
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume41
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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