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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18431–18437

Mathematic models for a ray tracing method and its applications in wireless optical communications

Minglun Zhang, Yangan Zhang, Xueguang Yuan, and Jinnan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18431-18437 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018431


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Abstract

This paper presents a new ray tracing method, which contains a whole set of mathematic models, and its validity is verified by simulations. In addition, both theoretical analysis and simulation results show that the computational complexity of the method is much lower than that of previous ones. Therefore, the method can be used to rapidly calculate the impulse response of wireless optical channels for complicated systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Citation
Minglun Zhang, Yangan Zhang, Xueguang Yuan, and Jinnan Zhang, "Mathematic models for a ray tracing method and its applications in wireless optical communications," Opt. Express 18, 18431-18437 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18431


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