Data-rates of long-range free-space optical communication links are deteriorated by atmospheric turbulence which
causes power in the bucket fluctuations. In order to compensate for those effects the use of adaptive optics is
envisioned. Different solutions have been proposed for the correction. We study here the performances of several
compensation methods, encompassing both amplitude and phase and phase-only precompensation. In the case
of phase-only precompensation we studied two system designs, one which is dedicated to symmetrical communication
systems and the other to dissymmetric systems. In the dissymmetric case we studied two ways of driving
the deformable mirror: the use of a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a model-free phase modulation. For
each compensation architecture simulation results covered weak, moderate and strong turbulence conditions.