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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6515–6520

Performance analysis of coherent wireless optical communications with atmospheric turbulence

Mingbo Niu, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6515-6520 (2012)

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Coherent wireless optical communication systems with heterodyne detection are analyzed for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK), differential PSK (DPSK), and M-ary PSK over Gamma-Gamma turbulence channels. Closed-form error rate expressions are derived using a series expansion approach. It is shown that, in the special case of K-distributed turbulence channel, the DPSK incurs a 3 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) penalty compared to BPSK in the large SNR regime. The outage probability is also obtained, and a detailed outage truncation error analysis is presented and used to assess the accuracy in system performance estimation. It is shown that our series error rate expressions are simple to use and highly accurate for practical system performance estimation.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 29, 2012
Published: March 6, 2012

Mingbo Niu, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, "Performance analysis of coherent wireless optical communications with atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 20, 6515-6520 (2012)

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