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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5142–5144

Average BER of free-space optical systems in turbulent atmosphere with exponentiated Weibull distribution

Xiang Yi, Zengji Liu, and Peng Yue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5142-5144 (2012)

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A computationally efficient expression is presented for evaluating the average bit error rate (BER) of an intensity-modulation and direct-detection free-space optical system with on-off keying signaling technique operating in turbulent atmosphere described by the exponentiated Weibull distribution. The presented numerical results show the effects of aperture averaging on the average BER under weak and moderate turbulence conditions, and are confirmed by Monte Carlo simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2012
Published: December 10, 2012

Xiang Yi, Zengji Liu, and Peng Yue, "Average BER of free-space optical systems in turbulent atmosphere with exponentiated Weibull distribution," Opt. Lett. 37, 5142-5144 (2012)

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