Transmission analysis of CPolM-based OFDM FSO system in atmospheric turbulence

Yuwei Su, Fan Bai, Takuro Sato

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    In this paper, we propose to implement a consecutive polarization modulation (CPolM) scheme to transmit orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal over the turbulent free-space optical (FSO) links. We analyze the fluctuation of polarization states of an optical wave while propagating through the turbulence channel of which the refractive-index property is described by Kolmogorov spectrum. The transmission performance in terms of signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), symbol-error-ratio (SER) and outage probability of the proposed system are evaluated. The proposed system provides a more efficient way to compensate scintillation effects in a comparison with the intensity modulation (IM) based OFDM FSO system under a varying degrees of turbulence strength regimes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-119
    Number of pages9
    JournalOptics Communications
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 15


    • Atmospheric turbulence
    • Consecutive polarization modulation (CPolM)
    • Free-space optical (FSO)
    • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • Polarization state

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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