Closed-form BER analysis of variable weight MPPM coding under gamma-gamma scintillation for atmospheric optical communications

José M. Garrido Balsells, Antonio Jurado-Navas, José Francisco Paris, Miguel Castillo-Vazquez, Antonio Puerta-Notario

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Abstract

In this paper, the performance of the variable weight multiple pulse-position modulation (MPPM) coding technique in an atmospheric optical communication environment under gamma-gamma optical scintillation is analyzed, proposing a closed-form expression for the average bit error rate (BER). This study is based on a hyperexponential fitting of the conditional BER in absence of turbulence fluctuations, leading to closed-form expressions that characterize the behavior of this nonlinear coding scheme. Finally, conditional and average BER expressions proposed here are corroborated with Monte Carlo simulations results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)719-721
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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