An experiment of laser propagation was carried out at the urban terrain range of 3.5 km during the period of March to May of 2006. The received intensity scintillations and atmosphere turbulence strength in complex urban atmosphere circumstance were simultaneously measured concentratively. The results show the statistical characteristics of irradiance scintillation and atmosphere turbulence strength and link fade margin for urban free-space optical links.
© 2007 Chinese Optics Letters
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
Feng Pan, Qiqi Han, Jing Ma, and Liying Tan, "Measurement of scintillation and link margin for laser beam propagation on 3.5-km urbanised path," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 1-3 (2007)