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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1722–1730

Analysis of the performance of a wireless optical multi-input to multi-output communication system

Denis Bushuev and Shlomi Arnon  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1722-1730 (2006)

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We investigate robust optical wireless communication in a highly scattering propagation medium using multielement optical detector arrays. The communication setup consists of synchronized multiple transmitters that send information to a receiver array and an atmospheric propagation channel. The mathematical model that best describes this scenario is multi-input to multi-output communication through stochastic slow changing channels. In this model, signals from m transmitters are received by n receiver–detectors. The channel transfer function matrix is G, and its size is n × m . G i , j is the transfer function from transmitter i to detector j, and m n . We adopt a quasi-stationary approach in which the channel time variation has a negligible effect on communication performance over a burst. The G matrix is calculated on the basis of the optical transfer function of the atmospheric channel (composed of aerosol and turbulence elements) and the receiver’s optics. In this work we derive a performance model using environmental data, such as documented turbulence and aerosol models and noise statistics. We also present the results of simulations conducted for the proposed detection algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2006

Denis Bushuev and Shlomi Arnon, "Analysis of the performance of a wireless optical multi-input to multi-output communication system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1722-1730 (2006)

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