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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23489–23501

Performance analysis of short-range NLOS UV communication system using Monte Carlo simulation based on measured channel parameters

Pengfei Luo, Min Zhang, Dahai Han, and Qing Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23489-23501 (2012)

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The research presented in this paper is a performance study of short-range NLOS ultraviolet (UV) communication system, using a Monte-Carlo-based system-level model, in which the channel parameters, such as the path loss and the background noise are experimentally measured using an outdoor UV communication test-bed. Various transceiver geometry and background noise condition are considered. Furthermore, 4 modulation schemes are compared, which provides an insight into the performance prediction and the system trade-offs among the path loss, the optical power, the distance, the link geometry, the bit rate and the bit error rate. Finally, advices are given on UV system design and performance improvement.

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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

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2012
Published: September 27, 2012

Pengfei Luo, Min Zhang, Dahai Han, and Qing Li, "Performance analysis of short-range NLOS UV communication system using Monte Carlo simulation based on measured channel parameters," Opt. Express 20, 23489-23501 (2012)

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