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Experimental validation of a Monte Carlo model for determining the temporal response of the underwater optical communications channel
Author(s): Brandon M. Cochenour; Alan Laux
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Paper Abstract

Recent interest in high speed laser communications underwater has restimulated theoretical studies in laser propagation in turbid media. In particular, the characterization of temporal dispersion is of paramount importance in order to predict the bandwidth and capacity of underwater optical channels. While the temporal aspects of underwater laser propagation have received attention from the modeling community in the past, few if any of these models have been validated with experimental data. However recent advances in hardware technology now enable experimental characterization at high speeds (~GHz). Such measurements have been made by the authors.1 In this work, we develop a Monte Carlo model, and present initial results validated against the aforementioned experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9459, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII, 94590A (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177840
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Brandon M. Cochenour, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Alan Laux, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. Aircraft Div. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9459:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII
Weilin W. Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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