Webinar Series Part 19:

No Clouds on the Horizon: The Future Looks Bright for FSOC

In the last decade free space optical communications (FSOC), also called laser communications, has evolved from a niche to a mature technology. Recent successes have pushed this technology forward, with the aim of providing global broadband coverage.

In this webinar, you will learn more about the current challenges of FSOC,  and what is necessary to ensure reliable ground to space and space to ground links through the atmosphere.

Topics discussed

  • The latest advancements in free-space optical communications
  • Using dense multiwavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) also in the space domain to achieve terabits per second data rates per link
  • Ensuring reliable, robust optical communication past the clouds and near urban centers instead of mountain tops for such links
  • State-of-the-art weather forecasts for ensuring optical link availability and selecting the most suitable optical ground station from the available network

Language: English

Initial broadcast date: January 25th, 2024

Szymon Gładysz

Adaptive Optics Group Leader @Fraunhofer IOSB



Carsten Fechtmann

S @Mynaric


Olivier Liandrat

Sky Imaging Team Leader @Reuniwatt


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