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Optical Engineering

Average bit error rate analysis for free-space optical communications over weak turbulence with pointing errors
Author(s): Ming Sheng; Xiu-Xiu Xie
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Paper Abstract

We address the average bit error rate (BER) performance of free-space optical communications over weak turbulence channel with pointing errors. With atmospheric attenuation, turbulence, and pointing errors, we present a statistical model for the optical intensity fluctuation at the receiver. The average BER performance is analyzed in the channel environment and a closed-form expression is obtained. The simulation results indicate that the derived closed-form expression matches with the simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(10) 105009 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.10.105009
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 10
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Ming Sheng, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Xiu-Xiu Xie, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


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