Cutoff Rate of m-ary PPM in APD Based Free Space Optical Channels

Ikuo OKA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.8   pp.2173-2175
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Recent Fundamental Technologies for Broadband Satellite Communications)
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Keyword: 
optical m-ary PPM,  cutoff rate,  APD,  turbulence,  timing jitter,  

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Summary: 
Cutoff rate of m-ary PPM is derived for an avalanche photodiode (APD) based receiver. The cutoff rate is compared among m=8-256 under the condition of the same total signal energy in 256 slots, where the effects of the timing jitter and atmospheric turbulence are included. Numerical results are shown for the illustrative examples of the cutoff rate.