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Performance Modeling of Ultraviolet Atmospheric Scattering of Different Light Sources Based on Monte Carlo Method

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University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
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Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yingkou Road #88, Changchun 130033, China
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(10), 3564; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10103564
Received: 28 April 2020 / Revised: 16 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atmospheric Optics 2020)
Since the atmosphere has a strong scattering effect on ultraviolet light, the transmission of non-line-of-sight (NLOS) signals can be realized in the atmosphere. In previous articles, ultraviolet (UV) light atmospheric scattering has been characterized by many scattering models based on spot light sources with uniformly distributed light intensity. In order to explore the role of light sources in atmospheric transmission, this work proposed a UV light atmospheric transport model under different types of light source, including light-emitting diode (LED), laser, and ordinary light sources, based on the Monte Carlo point probability method. The simulation of the light source in the proposed model is a departure from the use of a light source with uniform intensity distribution in previous articles. The atmospheric transmission efficiency of different light sources was calculated and compared with the data of existing models. The simulation results showed that the type of light source can significantly change the shape of the received signal and the received energy density. The Monte Carlo (MC) point probability method dramatically reduced the calculation time and the number of photons. The transmission characteristics of different ultraviolet light sources in the atmosphere provide a theoretical foundation for the design of ultraviolet detection and near-ultraviolet signal communication in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: photon scattering; UV communication; Monte Carlo method; pulse response; non-line-of-sight photon scattering; UV communication; Monte Carlo method; pulse response; non-line-of-sight
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Zhang, Q.; Zhang, X.; Wang, L.; Shi, G.; Fu, Q.; Liu, T. Performance Modeling of Ultraviolet Atmospheric Scattering of Different Light Sources Based on Monte Carlo Method. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3564.

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