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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3353–3358

Optical scintillation statistics for IR ground-to-space laser communication systems

H. T. Yura and W. G. McKinley  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 21, pp. 3353-3358 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.003353


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 1983
Published: November 1, 1983

Citation
H. T. Yura and W. G. McKinley, "Optical scintillation statistics for IR ground-to-space laser communication systems," Appl. Opt. 22, 3353-3358 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-21-3353


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