Analysis Of Atmospheric Effect On Free Space Optical Communication

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Analysis of Atmospheric Effects on Free Space Optical Communication
Eswaravaka Mahesh Reddy#1, A.Brintha Therese#2
#SENSE Department, VIT University Chennai Campus

Analysis of Atmospheric Effects on Free Space Optical Communication

The Free-space optical Communication (FSO) technology enables high interconnection speed in next-generation services. FSO uses laser links between the transmitter and receiver and provides a lesser propagation delay due to the line-of-sight (LOS) path and lower air refractive index. The performance of the links highly dependent on different weather conditions such as Fog, Turbulence and Rain. In this paper the combined result of Fog, Rain and Turbulence on FSO links are compared and the better modulation technique is suggested to increase the spacing between optical transmitter and receiver.

Keywords— Free-space optical Communication, Turbulence, Fog, Rain, Attenuation, Modulation


FSO - Free Space Optical Communication
LOS - Line of Sight
The growing demand for high data rates leads to find the new communication technology shift to optic domain from the electronic domain. One of the popular interconnection technologies is FSO approach which employs LOS communication from end to end free space. FSO offers several advantages over optical fiber such as lower delay due to lower refractive index of air. This results in…
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