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Evaluation of performance of ground to satellite free space optical link under turbulence conditions for different intensity modulation schemes
Author(s): Anjitha Viswanath; Hemani Kaushal; V. K. Jain; Subrat Kar
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Paper Abstract

Free space optical communication is impaired by atmospheric effects such as weather conditions, attenuation, scattering and turbulence. We investigate the effect of using different intensity modulation schemes on combating atmospheric turbulence. The results show that the intensity modulated beam is more resistant to turbulence with the differential pulse position scheme showing the better performance in comparison to the pulse position scheme, whereas the on-off keying scheme performs the best among the three intensity modulation schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8971, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVI, 897106 (6 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038212
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Anjitha Viswanath, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
Hemani Kaushal, Institute of Technology and Management (India)
V. K. Jain, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
Subrat Kar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8971:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVI
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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