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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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)