• Optical Orbital Angular Momentum for Secure and Power Efficient Point-to-Point FSO Communications

      Alfowzan, Mohammed; Khatami, Mehrdad; Vasic, Bane; University of Arizona (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2013-10)
      We address the problem of detection in orbital angular momentum (OAM). The focus of our analysis will be on the power efficient Q-ary Pulse Position Modulation (Q - PPM). Free space optical signals sent through wireless channels are degraded by atmospheric turbulence. In this paper a novel detection approach based on a factor graph representation of OAM Q-PPM signalling is presented to equalize for the crosstalk among orbital angular momentum vortices. It will be shown that our proposed detection algorithm significantly outperforms the separate detection scenario in terms of error rate performance.