Free Space Optical Communications
Whenever you want to send data from points A to B, photonics is usually the most efficient way of doing it.
Outside of traditional fiber communications, EFFECT Photonics sees opportunities in free-space optical (FSO) communications. In mobile access networks or satellite link applications, FSO can provide solutions with more bandwidth capacity, security features, and less power consumption than traditional point-to-point microwave links.
These FSO systems could also benefit from coherent optical transmission similar to the one used in fiber optics. Offering these systems in a small package with integrated photonics will benefit the access network and space sectors greatly.
To know more, read our explainer on free-space optics below.