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Applications of Lasers for Sensing and Free Space Communications
Toronto Canada
July 10-14, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-914-5
Laser Propagation (LTuD)

A Capacity-Based Approach to Receiver Sensitivity for Atmospheric Lasercom Systems

Andrew Fletcher, Todd Ulmer, Steven Bernstein, Don Boroson, David Caplan, Scott Hamilton, Steven Michael, Bryan Robinson, and Neal Spellmeyer  »View Author Affiliations


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We present an approach to analyzing receiver sensitivity in a fading channel that is rooted in capacity analysis. The approach supports rapid design trades during the early stages of system design.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication
(110.3055) Imaging systems : Information theoretical analysis

A. Fletcher, T. Ulmer, S. Bernstein, D. Boroson, D. Caplan, S. Hamilton, S. Michael, B. Robinson, and N. Spellmeyer, "A Capacity-Based Approach to Receiver Sensitivity for Atmospheric Lasercom Systems," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LTuD4.

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