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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3366–3369

Non-line-of-sight ultraviolet single-scatter propagation model in random turbulent medium

Houfei Xiao, Yong Zuo, Jian Wu, Yan Li, and Jintong Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3366-3369 (2013)

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Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) ultraviolet communication (UVC) uses the atmosphere as a propagation medium. In previous literature, various scatter propagation models have been derived based on the premise that atmospheric turbulence was ignored and the atmosphere was considered as a turbid medium, also called random scatterers. In this Letter, a NLOS single-scatter propagation model is proposed to describe the singly scattered radiation in a turbulent medium, also called a random continuum, such as the clear atmosphere. The model is established based on the relationship between the scattered power and the characteristics of the random turbulent medium. The scattering cross section is further investigated in terms of different correlation distances and wavelengths. The received power dependence for NLOS UVC is also analyzed for different factors, including refractive-index structure parameter and transceiver range.

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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:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

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Houfei Xiao, Yong Zuo, Jian Wu, Yan Li, and Jintong Lin, "Non-line-of-sight ultraviolet single-scatter propagation model in random turbulent medium," Opt. Lett. 38, 3366-3369 (2013)

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