Kenton, no I'm not calling anyone stupid. It is a true account of the forces we faced in our path -- shared on the occaision of what (I think) are inaccurate 'revelations' regarding the state of photonics development here in the US and key applications mentioned in the NAS report which I read.
Since we don't just take the highest bidder, this technology should be exploited here in the U.S. first since it was invented here.
Exponential energy savings means conserving laser power on the order of tens of dB's versus the state of art lasers used for free-space optical systems when passing through weather conditions that have historically impeded lasers including fog and clear air turbulence. If you want to know more you can make a direct inquiry to our firm since you found us online and disclose who you are. Don't know where you got the slogan.
8/21/2012 11:38:05 AM
Recently read a press release from Attochron with dismay. Quite a few inaccuracies including, 1. “The only viable backhaul options for a full 4G network include deploying fiber-optic cables (which can be very time consuming and expensive), or installing wireless free-space optical (FSO) technology between cell towers.” Untrue, of coarse. Evidently they're so out in left field they missed the invention of 60-80GHz millimeter wave RF, which has now expanded into 18 and 23GHz high-power good for Full Duplex GigE out to 10km and more at high average availability, high reliability, and relatively low cost. Anyone investing in FSO technology advancement needs to be thinking 10.0 Gig Full Duplex w/high speed (<50Hz) active tracking good to 500m for $10k. Those who develop >500m solutions better hope they can buffalo military and/or budget flush government customers, because profit based enterprise won't buy. I apologize to those who've hitched their wagon to >500m FSO but I am so enthusiastic about FSO as a technology that I can't help myself from trying to dispense with rabbit trails. Holy grail? FSO >500m is not viable (cost, complexity, performance, and link availability just don't add up)
11/20/2013 2:33:24 PM
- DONE HUNDREDS OF FSO PROJECTS