19 May 2015 Experimental validation of a Monte Carlo model for determining the temporal response of the underwater optical communications channel
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Recent interest in high speed laser communications underwater has restimulated theoretical studies in laser propagation in turbid media. In particular, the characterization of temporal dispersion is of paramount importance in order to predict the bandwidth and capacity of underwater optical channels. While the temporal aspects of underwater laser propagation have received attention from the modeling community in the past, few if any of these models have been validated with experimental data. However recent advances in hardware technology now enable experimental characterization at high speeds (~GHz). Such measurements have been made by the authors.1 In this work, we develop a Monte Carlo model, and present initial results validated against the aforementioned experimental data.
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Brandon M. Cochenour, Brandon M. Cochenour, Alan Laux, Alan Laux, } "Experimental validation of a Monte Carlo model for determining the temporal response of the underwater optical communications channel", Proc. SPIE 9459, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII, 94590A (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177840; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177840
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