BER performance analysis of radio over free-space optical systems considering laser phase noise under Gamma-Gamma turbulence channels.

Abstract

This paper analytically investigates a bit error rate (BER) performance of radio over free space optical (FSO) systems considering laser phase noise under Gamma-Gamma turbulence channels. An external modulation using a dual drive Mach-Zehnder modulator (DD-MZM) and a phase shifter is employed because a DD-MZM is robust against a laser chirp and provides high spectral efficiency. We derive a closed form average BER as a function of different turbulence strengths and laser diode (LD) linewidth, and investigate its analytical behavior under practical scenario. As a result, for a given average SNR with normalized perturbation, it is shown that the difference of average BER corresponding to two LDs (with linewidth of 624 MHz and 10 MHz) under weak turbulence is almost 3 times larger than that under strong turbulence.

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@article{Lim2009BERPA, title={BER performance analysis of radio over free-space optical systems considering laser phase noise under Gamma-Gamma turbulence channels.}, author={Wansu Lim and Changho Yun and Kiseon Kim}, journal={Optics express}, year={2009}, volume={17 6}, pages={4479-84} }