We derive a generalized model for channel correlation in aperture receiver diversity systems and discuss its effect on the scintillation of a dual-receiver system. An approximation for the correlation length under strong turbulence is obtained.
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(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
Z. Chen, S. Yu, L. Jiang, G. Wu, and W. Gu, "Influence of channel correlation on the scintillation performance of receiver diversity systems for free-space optical communications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JW2A.42.
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