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Atmospheric-induced frequency fluctuations along slant paths
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Paper Abstract

The authors have recently developed analytical expressions governing atmospheric induced frequency fluctuations of an optical signal along a horizontal path. Expressions valid in conditions of weak irradiance fluctuations were derived using the Rytov approximation and extended to conditions of moderate to strong irradiance fluctuations via an effective atmospheric spectral model. However, many optical systems, such as coherent ground to satellite communication, imaging, and astronomical systems, operate in a slant path setting. In this paper, the horizontal path frequency variance results have been extended to slant path scenarios. Integral expressions for one-way slant path, both uplink and downlink, are presented. Additionally graphical results for various operational settings are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529433
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Cynthia Y. Young, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Aaron J. Masino, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Christopher J. Subich, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5338:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI
Steve Mecherle; Cynthia Y. Young; John S. Stryjewski, Editor(s)

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