Optical wireless communications with adaptive subcarrier PSK intensity modulation

Nestor D. Chatzidiamantis, Athanasios S. Lioumpas, George K. Karagiannidis, Shlomi Arnon

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We propose an adaptive transmission technique for optical wireless (OW) systems, operating in atmospheric turbulence and employing subcarrier phase shift keying (S-PSK) intensity modulation. Exploiting the constant envelope characteristics of S-PSK, the proposed technique offers efficient utilization of the OW channel capacity by adapting the modulation order of S-PSK, according to the instantaneous state of turbulence induced fading and a pre-defined bit error rate (BER) requirement. Novel expressions for the spectral efficiency and average BER of the proposed adaptive OW system are presented and performance investigations under various turbulence conditions and target BER requirements are carried out. Numerical results indicate that significant spectral efficiency gains are offered without increasing the transmitted average optical power or sacrificing BER requirements in moderate-to-strong turbulence conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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