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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1026–1032

Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over I-K Atmospheric Turbulence Channels

Kostas P. Peppas, Argyris N. Stassinakis, George K. Topalis, Hector E. Nistazakis, and George S. Tombras  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 1026-1032 (2012)

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In this paper, we derive mathematical expressions for the evaluation of the average (ergodic) capacity of free-space optical (FSO) communication systems. Atmospheric turbulence conditions are modeled using the I-K distribution. Our newly derived expressions provide an efficient tool to assess the spectral efficiency of FSO communication systems. Numerically evaluated and computer simulation results are further provided to demonstrate the validity of the proposed mathematical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3870) General : Mathematics
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2012
Published: November 23, 2012

Kostas P. Peppas, Argyris N. Stassinakis, George K. Topalis, Hector E. Nistazakis, and George S. Tombras, "Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over I-K Atmospheric Turbulence Channels," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 1026-1032 (2012)

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