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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 920–934

Simulating channel losses in an underwater optical communication system

William Cox and John Muth  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 920-934 (2014)

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A Monte Carlo numerical simulation for computing the received power for an underwater optical communication system is discussed and validated. Power loss between receiver and transmitter is simulated for a variety of receiver aperture sizes and fields of view. Additionally, pointing-and-tracking losses are simulated.

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(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.4455) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic propagation

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Original Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

William Cox and John Muth, "Simulating channel losses in an underwater optical communication system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 920-934 (2014)

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