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Opt Lett. 2008 Aug 15;33(16):1860-2.

Analytical performance study of solar blind non-line-of-sight ultraviolet short-range communication links.

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  • 1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.


Motivated by recent advances in solid-state incoherent ultraviolet sources and solar blind detectors, we study communication link performance over a range of less than 1 km with a bit error rate (BER) below 10(-3) in solar blind non-line-of-sight situation. The widely adopted yet complex single scattering channel model is significantly simplified by means of a closed-form expression for tractable analysis. Path loss is given as a function of transceiver geometry as well as atmospheric scattering and attenuation and is compared with experimental data for model validation. The BER performance of a shot-noise-limited receiver under this channel model is demonstrated.

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