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16 June 2004 Free-space optical communication link and atmospheric effects: single aperture and arrays
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Proceedings Volume 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.556737
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
Abstract
Free space optical (FSO) communication systems offer several advantages over conventional radio frequency (RF) systems but, because of shorter wavelength, are subject to various atmospheric effects. Particularly significant in this regard is the signal fading below a prescribed threshold value owing primarily to optical scintillations associated with the received signal. In this paper we utilize some recent advances in the modeling of optical scintillation under weak-to-strong fluctuations associated with terrestrial links and examine fade probability and bit error-rate (BER) for direct detection systems using a single large aperture receiver and the BER for an array of smaller receiver apertures.
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Larry C. Andrews and Ronald L. Phillips "Free-space optical communication link and atmospheric effects: single aperture and arrays", Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.556737
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