Holographic spherical mirror as a receiver optical front end for wireless in-house infrared communications

Svetla T. Jivkova, Mohsen Kavehrad

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Exploiting the unique properties of holographic optical elements, a novel design for the receiver optical subsystem used in Multi-Spot Diffusing Configuration (MSDC) is proposed. With a holographic spherical mirror (HSM) as an optical front-end, the receiver would achieve significant improvements in the electrical signal-to-noise ratio compared to a bare photodetector. Though better performance could be achieved using other types of optical concentrators, the multifunctionality of the HSM, its small size, light weight, and low-cost make it a promising candidate for a user's portable equipment in broadband indoor wireless multimedia access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-273
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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