Various path loss models have been developed for solar blind non-line-of-sight UV communication links under an assumption of coplanar source beam axis and receiver pointing direction. This work further extends an existing single-scattering coplanar analytical model to noncoplanar geometry. The model is derived as a function of geometric parameters and atmospheric characteristics. Its behavior is numerically studied in different noncoplanar geometric settings.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010
Leijie Wang, Zhengyuan Xu, and Brian M. Sadler, "Non-line-of-sight ultraviolet link loss in noncoplanar geometry," Opt. Lett. 35, 1263-1265 (2010)