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Soft decision capacity of M-ary PPM with photon counting in the presence of timing jitter spillover
Author(s): A. L. Kachelmyer
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Paper Abstract

Photon-counting combined with M-ary PPM is practically the most efficient means for implementing freespace optical communications. Data rates are limited by the speed of the counting devices. We calculate here the performance with soft decision coding that one can expect for speeds so fast that device-limiting timing jitter is the primary source of measurement error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6771, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques II, 677112 (15 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732164
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A. L. Kachelmyer, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6771:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques II
Wolfgang Becker, Editor(s)

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