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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 6963–6973

Measurement of optical intensity fluctuation over an 11.8 km turbulent path

Yijun Jiang, Jing Ma, Liying Tan, Siyuan Yu, and Wenhe Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 6963-6973 (2008)

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An 11.8km optical link is established to examine the intensity fluctuation of the laser beam transmission through atmosphere turbulence. Probability density function, fade statistic, and high-frequency spectrum are researched based on the analysis of the experimental data collected in each season of a year, including both weak and strong fluctuation cases. Finally, the daily variation curve of scintillation index is given, compared with the variation of refractive-index structure parameter C2 n , which is calculated from the experimental data of angle of arrival. This work provides the experimental results that are helpful to the atmospheric propagation research and the free-space optical communication system design.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2008
Published: May 1, 2008

Yijun Jiang, Jing Ma, Liying Tan, Siyuan Yu, and Wenhe Du, "Measurement of optical intensity fluctuation over an 11.8 km turbulent path," Opt. Express 16, 6963-6973 (2008)

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