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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 522–532

Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Wireless Optical Communications With Rectangular QAM

Md. Zoheb Hassan, Xuegui Song, and Julian Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 522-532 (2012)

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The average symbol error rate is studied for subcarrier intensity modulated wireless optical communication systems employing general order rectangular quadrature amplitude modulation. We consider three different turbulence channel models, i.e., the Gamma–Gamma channel, the K-distributed channel, and the negative exponential channel with different levels of turbulence. Closed-form error rate expressions are derived using a series expansion of the modified Bessel function. In addition, detailed truncation error analysis and asymptotic error rate analysis are also presented. Numerical results demonstrate that our series solutions are highly accurate and efficient.

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(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2012
Published: May 29, 2012

Md. Zoheb Hassan, Xuegui Song, and Julian Cheng, "Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Wireless Optical Communications With Rectangular QAM," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 522-532 (2012)

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