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BER performance of M-ary PPM free-space optical communications with channel fading

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3 Author(s)
Abaza, M.R. ; Dept. of Electron. & Commun, Arab Acad. for Sci., Technol. & Maritime Transp, Cairo, Egypt ; Mohammed, N.A. ; Aly, M.H.

In this paper, we have shown the advantage of using 4-ary pulse position modulation (PPM) using intensity modulation with direct detection (IM/DD) as a power efficient system over coherent differential phase shift keying (DPSK) as a bandwidth efficient system in free space optical (FSO) weak turbulence channel (log-normal channel) and strong turbulence channel (negative-exponential channel). The comparison is done using avalanche photodetector (APD) and PIN receivers. A correct expression is derived for DPSK in negative-exponential channel using APD. The performance of 4-ary PPM is enhanced using high order 256-PPM modulation and forward error correction (FEC). We employed standard Reed-Solomon RS (255,239) and RS (255,223). This work was further extended by exploiting concatenated Reed-Solomon codes, RS (255,239) as an outer code and RS (255,223) as an inner code for higher efficiency.

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High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2011

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19-21 Dec. 2011