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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 349–358

Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence With Pointing Errors

Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, and Julian Cheng  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 349-358 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.5.000349


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Abstract

An optical wireless communication system using subcarrier intensity modulation is analyzed for gamma–gamma turbulence channels with pointing errors. We study the error rate performance of such a system employing M-ary phase-shift keying, differential phase-shift keying, and noncoherent frequency-shift keying. Highly accurate error rate approximations are derived using a series expansion approach. Furthermore, outage probability expressions are obtained for such a system. Asymptotic error rate and outage probability analyses are also presented. Our asymptotic analysis reveals some unique transmission characteristics of such a system. Our findings suggest that pointing error compensation is necessary as pointing errors can severely degrade the error rate and outage probability performance of an uncompensated system.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

Citation
Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, and Julian Cheng, "Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence With Pointing Errors," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 349-358 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-5-4-349

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