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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2611–2613

Influence of beam wander on bit-error rate in a ground-to-satellite laser uplink communication system

Jing Ma, Yijun Jiang, Liying Tan, Siyuan Yu, and Wenhe Du  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2611-2613 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002611


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Abstract

Based on weak fluctuation theory and the beam-wander model, the bit-error rate of a ground-to-satellite laser uplink communication system is analyzed, in comparison with the condition in which beam wander is not taken into account. Considering the combined effect of scintillation and beam wander, optimum divergence angle and transmitter beam radius for a communication system are researched. Numerical results show that both of them increase with the increment of total link margin and transmitted wavelength. This work can benefit the ground-to-satellite laser uplink communication system design.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2008
Published: November 11, 2008

Citation
Jing Ma, Yijun Jiang, Liying Tan, Siyuan Yu, and Wenhe Du, "Influence of beam wander on bit-error rate in a ground-to-satellite laser uplink communication system," Opt. Lett. 33, 2611-2613 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2611

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