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Strehl ratio simulation results under strong turbulence conditions for actively compensated free-space optical communication systems
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Paper Abstract

Current Strehl ratio models for actively compensated free-space optical communications terminals do not accurately predict system performance under strong turbulence conditions as they are based on weak turbulence theory. For evaluation of compensated systems, we present an approach for simulating the Strehl ratio with both low-order (tip/tilt) and higher-order (adaptive optics) correction. Our simulation results are then compared to the published models and their range of turbulence validity is assessed. Finally, we propose a new Strehl ratio model that is valid for general turbulence conditions independent of the degree of compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8732, Atmospheric Propagation X, 873207 (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018965
Show Author Affiliations
Juan C. Juarez, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
David M. Brown, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
David W. Young, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)


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

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