Date Added: Jun 2011
Modern Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) was an offshoot of the development of laser technologies in the 1960s. The main aim then was to develop communication between satellites and submarines beneath the surface of the sea. In the communication world, Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) is the only area that remains to be comprehensively researched. It uses light beams propagated through the atmosphere or space to carry information. The reflection of sunlight by mirrors is another early method of OWC. Naturally, modern communication systems exhibit much higher data rates with better Quality of Service (QoS) compared to these ancient methods.