Optical Television Link Employing a Digitally Modulated Laser

Author(s): A. A. Goldberg ; S. Juchnowycz ; J. Rossi
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 November 1978
Conference Location: New York, NY, USA
Conference Date: 1 November 1978
Page(s): 15 - 33
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-907-2
DOI: 10.5594/M00414



Producers of news, sports and on-location drama television programs strive to make their shows more interesting and immediate. A technique that is becoming increasingly popular is to use a mobile television camera and microwave links to convey the picture and sound back to the control point. The limited number of microwave channels available for this purpose can be supplemented with optical links over unobstructed paths of a kilometer or less. FCC authorization is not required but the light beams must be safe in the environment.