1 February 1981 Optical Communication Through Low-Visibility Weather
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By exploiting the scattered light, it is possible to improve atmospheric optical communication through low-visibility weather. This paper summarizes the multiple-forward-scatter propagation model for a line-of-sight optical link operating in low-visibility weather. Using this model, digital communication performances for diffraction-limited and wide field-of-view receivers are compared. It is shown that background-light suppression is the key to extended link operability in the daytime. Recent work on space-distributed phase compensation techniques for achieving this suppression is described.
J. H. Shapiro, J. H. Shapiro, C. Warde, C. Warde, } "Optical Communication Through Low-Visibility Weather," Optical Engineering 20(1), 200176 (1 February 1981). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972667 . Submission:
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