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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18238–18245

Asymptotic BER analysis of FSO with multiple receive apertures over -distributed turbulence channels with pointing errors

Liang Yang, Mazen Omar Hasna, and Xiqi Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18238-18245 (2014)

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In this paper, we consider a free-space optical (FSO) communication with multiple receive apertures over -distributed turbulence channels with pointing errors. In particular, we consider two different combining schemes at the receiver: optimal combining (OC) and selection combining (SC). With these setups, the statistic characters of the instantaneous electrical signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) are derived. Then, using the cumulative density function (CDF)-based method, we analyze the asymptotic bit-error rate (BER) performance. The derived results help quantifying the diversity order of our considered systems.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2014
Published: July 21, 2014

Liang Yang, Mazen Omar Hasna, and Xiqi Gao, "Asymptotic BER analysis of FSO with multiple receive apertures over ℳ -distributed turbulence channels with pointing errors," Opt. Express 22, 18238-18245 (2014)

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