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Propagation statistical analysis for SMF-coupled free-space optical signal under weak to medium atmospheric turbulences
Author(s): Yoshinori Arimoto
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the result of follow-on study about the propagation characteristics of direct single mode fiber (SMF) coupled free-space optical (FSO) signals which have been obtained during recent outdoor propagation experiments over 100-500 m link distance. We observed good agreements of the surge height distribution of SMF-coupled optical signal intensity with those of the lognormal prediction. However, the same comparison for the fade depth of SMF-coupled signal indicated 2-3 times larger results. These statistical analyses have validated the method used in this paper to compare atmospheric turbulence model with real experimental data and predict the SMF-coupled signal quality based on the scintillation index determined by Cn2 profiles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8732, Atmospheric Propagation X, 87320B (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015112
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Yoshinori Arimoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8732:
Atmospheric Propagation X
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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