This paper investigates characteristics of polarization in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) ultraviolet (UV) communication channels based on a vectorized polarization-sensitive model of NLOS multiple-scatter propagation. The degree of polarization has been analyzed from the following factors: elevation angles, beam angle, field-of-view, off-axis angles, and baseline distance, etc. We draw conclusions that will guide the design of polarization multiplexing technology in NLOS UV communication systems. Outdoor experimentation has validated that this technology is useful to improve the data rate.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2012
Published: December 5, 2012
Hailiang Zhang, Hongwei Yin, Honghui Jia, Shengli Chang, and Juncai Yang, "Characteristics of non-line-of-sight polarization ultraviolet communication channels," Appl. Opt. 51, 8366-8372 (2012)