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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1977–1979

Influence of beam wander on uplink of ground-to-satellite laser communication and optimization for transmitter beam radius

Hong Guo, Bin Luo, Yongxiong Ren, Sinan Zhao, and Anhong Dang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 1977-1979 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001977


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Abstract

We restudy the influence of beam wander on the uplink of ground-to-satellite laser communication, using the effective pointing error method, for a collimated untracked Gaussian beam under a weak atmospheric turbulence condition. It shows that the beam wander may cause significant increase in bit error rate (BER), and there exists an optimal transmitter radius for minimizing the value of BER. Further studies manifest that this optimal radius only changes with the laser wavelength and zenith angle, while independent on the satellite altitude and the fade threshold at the receiver. These results can be used in system design and optimization for the transmitter.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Citation
Hong Guo, Bin Luo, Yongxiong Ren, Sinan Zhao, and Anhong Dang, "Influence of beam wander on uplink of ground-to-satellite laser communication and optimization for transmitter beam radius," Opt. Lett. 35, 1977-1979 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-1977

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