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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1860–1862

Analytical performance study of solar blind non-line-of-sight ultraviolet short-range communication links

Zhengyuan Xu, Haipeng Ding, Brian M. Sadler, and Gang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 16, pp. 1860-1862 (2008)

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Motivated by recent advances in solid-state incoherent ultraviolet sources and solar blind detectors, we study communication link performance over a range of less than 1 km with a bit error rate (BER) below 10 3 in solar blind non-line-of-sight situation. The widely adopted yet complex single scattering channel model is significantly simplified by means of a closed-form expression for tractable analysis. Path loss is given as a function of transceiver geometry as well as atmospheric scattering and attenuation and is compared with experimental data for model validation. The BER performance of a shot-noise-limited receiver under this channel model is demonstrated.

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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: April 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2008
Published: August 8, 2008

Zhengyuan Xu, Haipeng Ding, Brian M. Sadler, and Gang Chen, "Analytical performance study of solar blind non-line-of-sight ultraviolet short-range communication links," Opt. Lett. 33, 1860-1862 (2008)

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