27 January 2004 Performance loss factors for optical communication through clear air turbulence
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Atmospheric turbulence can significantly degrade the bit error rate performance of a free-space laser communication link. We describe an approach for calculating the average bit error rate of a direct detection binary optical communication link in clear-air atmospheric turbulence, and discuss strategies for optimizing system performance.
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Jennifer C. Ricklin, Jennifer C. Ricklin, Stephane Bucaille, Stephane Bucaille, Frederic M. Davidson, Frederic M. Davidson, } "Performance loss factors for optical communication through clear air turbulence", Proc. SPIE 5160, Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III, (27 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504524; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.504524

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