Study of Strong Turbulence Effects for Optical Wireless Links

Yuksel H., Meric H., KUNTER F.

Conference on Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans, California, United States Of America, 13 - 15 August 2012, vol.8517 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8517
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.929604
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America


Strong turbulence measurements that are taken using real time optical wireless experimental setups are valuable when studying the effects of turbulence regimes on a propagating optical beam. In any kind of FSO system, for us to know the strength of the turbulence thus the refractive index structure constant, is beneficial for having an optimum bandwidth of communication. Even if the FSO Link is placed very well-high-above the ground just to have weak enough turbulence effects, there can be severe atmospheric conditions that can change the turbulence regime. Having a successful theory that will cover all regimes will give us the chance of directly processing the image in existing or using an additional hardware thus deciding on the optimum bandwidth of the communication line at firsthand.