24 October 2017 Performance analysis of 1-km free-space optical communication system over real atmospheric turbulence channels
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The performance of a free-space optical communication system is highly affected by the atmospheric turbulence in terms of scintillation. An optical communication system based on intensity-modulation direct-detection was built with 1-km transmission distance to evaluate the bit error rate (BER) performance over real atmospheric turbulence. 2.5-, 5-, and 10-Gbps data rate transmissions were carried out, where error-free transmission could be achieved during over 37% of the 2.5-Gbps transmissions and over 43% of the 5-Gbps transmissions. In the rest of the transmissions, BER deteriorated as the refractive-index structure constant increased, while the two measured items have almost the same trend.
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Dachang Liu, Dachang Liu, Zixiong Wang, Zixiong Wang, Jianguo Liu, Jianguo Liu, Jun Tan, Jun Tan, Lijuan Yu, Lijuan Yu, Haiping Mei, Haiping Mei, Yusong Zhou, Yusong Zhou, Ninghua Zhu, Ninghua Zhu, } "Performance analysis of 1-km free-space optical communication system over real atmospheric turbulence channels," Optical Engineering 56(10), 106111 (24 October 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.10.106111 . Submission: Received: 19 July 2017; Accepted: 21 September 2017
Received: 19 July 2017; Accepted: 21 September 2017; Published: 24 October 2017
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