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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2010
  • pp: 915–919

Optimal transmitter power of an intersatellite optical communication system with reciprocal Pareto fading

Xian Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp. 915-919 (2010)

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This paper shows that optical signal transmission over intersatellite links with swaying transmitters can be described as an equivalent fading model. In this model, the instantaneous signal-to-noise ratio is stochastic and follows the reciprocal Pareto distribution. With this model, we show that the transmitter power can be minimized, subject to a specified outage probability, by appropriately adjusting some system parameters, such as the transmitter gain.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.2605) Optics in computing : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: February 9, 2010

Xian Liu, "Optimal transmitter power of an intersatellite optical communication system with reciprocal Pareto fading," Appl. Opt. 49, 915-919 (2010)

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