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Time Jitter, Turbulence and Chromatic Dispersion in Underwater Optical Wireless Links

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Section of Electronic Physics and Systems, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
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Department of Battle Systems, Naval Operations, Sea Studies, Navigation, Electronics and Telecommunications, Hellenic Naval Academy, Hadjikyriakou Ave., GR-18539 Piraeus, Greece
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Technologies 2020, 8(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8010003
Received: 23 November 2019 / Revised: 13 December 2019 / Accepted: 19 December 2019 / Published: 22 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Information and Communication Technologies)
The performance of an underwater optical wireless communication link is investigated by taking into account—for the first time and to the best of our knowledge—the simultaneous influence of the chromatic dispersion, the time jitter and the turbulence effects, by assuming chirped longitudinal Gaussian pulse propagation as information carriers. The estimation procedure is presented and a novel probability density function is extracted in order to describe the irradiance fluctuations at the receiver side. Furthermore, the availability of the link is investigated by means of its probability of fade and various numerical results are presented using typical parameters for the underwater optical wireless communication systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: underwater optical wireless communications; group velocity dispersion; turbulence; time jitter; log-normal distribution; probability of fade underwater optical wireless communications; group velocity dispersion; turbulence; time jitter; log-normal distribution; probability of fade
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Roumelas, G.D.; Nistazakis, H.E.; Stassinakis, A.N.; Varotsos, G.K.; Tsigopoulos, A.D.; Tombras, G.S. Time Jitter, Turbulence and Chromatic Dispersion in Underwater Optical Wireless Links. Technologies 2020, 8, 3.

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