Underwater Optical Wireless Communications with Optical Amplification and Spatial Diversity

Boucouvalas, Anthony, Peppas, Kostas, Yiannopoulos, Kontantinos and Ghassemlooy, Zabih (2016) Underwater Optical Wireless Communications with Optical Amplification and Spatial Diversity. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 28 (22). pp. 2613-2616. ISSN 1041-1135

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2016.2607278

Abstract

This letter investigates the performance of underwater optical wireless communication systems (UOWC) employing optical pre-amplification as well as multiple receivers to exploit the advantages of spatial diversity. Numerical results are further provided to evaluate the error performance of pre-amplified single-input multiple-output (SIMO) UOWC systems when onoff keying (OOK) modulation is utilized. Our results reveal that the proposed system configuration can indeed offer significant system performance enhancements in terms of the attainable bit error rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OOK Modulation, Underwater Optical Wireless Communications, Optical Amplifiers, Spatial Diversity
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 15:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27952

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