Author: Ahmet AKBULUT, Faruk ÖZEK

Publishing Date: 2005

E-ISSN: 2147-9364

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.

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