Author: Ahmet AKBULUT, Faruk ÖZEK
Publishing Date: 2005
Volume 20 Issue 4
Free-Space Optical Communication (FSOC) systems are practical and effective wireless communication tools, because of their unique advantages: extremely high bandwidth, rapid deployment, low power consumption, weight, and size. However, adverse weather conditions, such as fog and haze degrade the system performance. In this study, a computer simulation model has been developed including semiconductor laser, photodetector and communication channel to evaluate the performance of a FSOC system for the horizontal paths shorter than 1 km.
Key Words: Computer simulation; laser; optical communication; free space.