16 June 2004 Atmospheric-induced frequency fluctuations along slant paths
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Proceedings Volume 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.529433
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
Abstract
The authors have recently developed analytical expressions governing atmospheric induced frequency fluctuations of an optical signal along a horizontal path. Expressions valid in conditions of weak irradiance fluctuations were derived using the Rytov approximation and extended to conditions of moderate to strong irradiance fluctuations via an effective atmospheric spectral model. However, many optical systems, such as coherent ground to satellite communication, imaging, and astronomical systems, operate in a slant path setting. In this paper, the horizontal path frequency variance results have been extended to slant path scenarios. Integral expressions for one-way slant path, both uplink and downlink, are presented. Additionally graphical results for various operational settings are also provided.
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Cynthia Y. Young, Cynthia Y. Young, Aaron J. Masino, Aaron J. Masino, Christopher J. Subich, Christopher J. Subich, } "Atmospheric-induced frequency fluctuations along slant paths", Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529433; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.529433
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