Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov turbulence and its effects on optical communication links

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In free-space optical communication links, atmospheric turbulence causes fluctuations in both the intensity and the phase of the received light signal, affecting link performance. Influence of Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov turbulence statistics on laser communication links are analyzed for different propagation scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFree-Space Laser Communications VII
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventFree-Space Laser Communications VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 200730 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceFree-Space Laser Communications VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Fading statistics
  • Optical communication
  • Optical turbulence
  • Turbulence spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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