Single-mode optical antenna for high-speed and quantum communications

Conference: Photonische Netze - 19. ITG-Fachtagung
06/11/2018 - 06/12/2018 at Leipzig, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 279: Photonische Netze

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Perlot, Nicolas; Roediger, Jasper; Freund, Ronald (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany)

We present optical antenna prototypes that can maintain a link between two standard single-mode fibers with high coupling efficiency. Using standard telecom transmission techniques at 1550 nm, high capacities of 40 Gbit/s or more are achieved. After describing the basic design, we address the necessary design modifications for long distances (e.g. with satellites) or for quantum communication. The extension of the antenna to a telescope array is expected to solve performance limitations caused by eye-safety and atmospheric turbulence.