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Optical Engineering

Measurement of the bit-error rate of an adaptive optics, free-space laser communications system, part 2: multichannel configuration, aberration characterization, and closed-loop results
Author(s): Robert K. Tyson; Jeffrey S. Tharp; Douglas E. Canning
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Paper Abstract

We describe an experiment where we made a direct measurement of the bit-error rate of a high-order adaptive optics laser communications system. We describe a quantitative characterization of a repeatable atmospheric turbulence aberration generator and both static and dynamic characterizations of a 19-channel adaptive optics system. We show a reduction of the bit-error rate by a factor of 41.5 under specific laboratory conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(9) 096003 doi: 10.1117/1.2043150
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Robert K. Tyson, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Jeffrey S. Tharp, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Douglas E. Canning, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)


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