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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3984–3987

On the capacity of ℳ-distributed atmospheric optical channels

José María Garrido-Balsells, Antonio Jurado-Navas, José Francisco Paris, Miguel Castillo-Vázquez, and Antonio Puerta-Notario  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 3984-3987 (2013)

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In this Letter, closed-form expressions of ergodic capacity, outage probability, and outage rate are derived for an atmospheric optical communication link using intensity modulation and direct detection with unbounded optical wavefront propagating through a homogeneous and isotropic turbulent medium. The optical scintillation of the received signal is modeled with the recently proposed Málaga or M turbulence distribution. By taking advantage of this unifying statistical model, the expressions here presented are valid for all possible irradiance fluctuation conditions, leading to direct relationships between turbulence parameters and link capacity performance.

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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: June 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: October 2, 2013

José María Garrido-Balsells, Antonio Jurado-Navas, José Francisco Paris, Miguel Castillo-Vázquez, and Antonio Puerta-Notario, "On the capacity of ℳ-distributed atmospheric optical channels," Opt. Lett. 38, 3984-3987 (2013)

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