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Error Probability Analysis of Free-Space Optical Links with Different Channel Model under Turbulent Condition

Author(s): Bobby Barua | Tanzia Afrin Haque | Md. Rezwan Islam

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology
ISSN 0975-4660

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 245;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Free Space Optics (FSO) | pulse position modulation (PPM) | probability of density function (PDF) | bit error rate (BER) | symbol energy.

Free space optics (FSO) is a promising solution for the need to very high data rate point-to point communication. FSO communication technology became popular due to its large bandwidth potential, unlicensed spectrum, excellent security and quick and inexpensive setup. Unfortunately, atmospheric turbulence-induced fading is one of the main impairments affecting FSO communications. To design a high performance communication link for the atmospheric FSO channel, it is of great importance to characterize the channel with proper model. In this paper, the modulation format is Q-ary PPM across lasers, with intensity modulation and ideal photodetectors are assumed to investigate the most efficient PDF models for FSO communication under turbulent condition. The performance results are evaluated in terms of symbol error probability (SEP) for different type of channel model and the simulation results confirm the analytical findings.
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