Bit error rate measurement of free space optical communication links under laboratory-controlled fog conditions

M. Ijaz*, Zabih Ghassemlooy, H. Le Minh, Sujan Rajbhandari, J. Perez, A. Gholami

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Abstract

This paper outlines the experimental investigation of the fog effect on the bit error rate (BER) performance of the free space optical (FSO) communication link under a controlled laboratory environment. The link transmittance and the received signal Q-factor are measured against different levels of fog densities. The link visibility derived from fog attenuation measurement is used to characterize the fog within the chamber. Moreover, the effect of using different average transmitted optical communication power (Popt) on the transmittance and received Q-factor of the link is also studied for light and dense fog densities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2011
EditorsZabih Ghassemlooy, Wai Pang Ng, Sujan Rajbhandari
Place of PublicationNewcastle, UK
PublisherIEEE
Pages52-55
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781861353733
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Event16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2011 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jul 201122 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle-Upon-Tyne
Period20/07/1122/07/11

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