Free space communications with beam steering a two-electrode tapered laser diode using liquid-crystal slm

Feng Feng, Ian H. White, Timothy D. Wilkinson

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A free space optical wireless communication system with 3 degree angular coverage and 1.25 GHz modulation bandwidth is reported, in which relatively narrow laser beam of a simultaneous high power, high modulation speed and ultra high modulation efficiency directly modulated two-electrode tapered laser diode is steered using a nematic phase-only Liquid-Crystal On Silicon Spatial Light Modulator (LCOS SLM) by displaying reconfigurable 256 phase level gratings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6518178
Pages (from-to)2001-2007
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
Early online date24 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2013


  • Beam steering
  • free-space optical communication
  • semiconductor lasers
  • spatial light modulators (SLMs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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