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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2773–2775

Characteristics of ultraviolet scattering and turbulent channels

Peng Wang and Zhengyuan Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2773-2775 (2013)

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The nonline of sight (NLOS) ultraviolet (UV) scattering communication channel and atmospheric optical turbulent channel have been extensively but independently studied in the rich literature. However, the new characteristics of NLOS UV scattering and turbulent channels have not been comprehensively investigated. We propose a configurable framework, unifying the traditional line of sight turbulence theory and the Monte Carlo simulation framework for random scattering of photons. Results show that the scattering link geometry can significantly alter the received signal distribution. Irradiance fluctuations at the receiver may become much weaker due to the smoothing effect of impinging photons from different scattering paths, even though each scattering path undergoes strong turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2013
Published: July 26, 2013

Peng Wang and Zhengyuan Xu, "Characteristics of ultraviolet scattering and turbulent channels," Opt. Lett. 38, 2773-2775 (2013)

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