Statistical estimates of selected scintillation parameters for an infrared laser ground-to-space communication system are presented for a point-receiving aperture. The quantities estimated here are the fraction of time that the signal power is both above and below a given value, the mean number of times per second the signal power crosses a given signal level, and the mean duration of both surges and fades for a given log-irradiance variance.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 7, 1983
Published: November 1, 1983
H. T. Yura and W. G. McKinley, "Optical scintillation statistics for IR ground-to-space laser communication systems," Appl. Opt. 22, 3353-3358 (1983)