Submitted Paper

GHz optical link through cloudGuillaume Schimmel*, Thomas Produit*, Denis Mongin*, Jérôme Kasparian*,** and Jean-Pierre Wolf*

We present a disruptive approach to allow free space laser telecommunication through fog and clouds, by making use of the opto-mechanical displacement of water droplets induced by the shockwave of high peak power femtosecond laser filaments.