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ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

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Opticheskii Zhurnal

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DOI: 10.17586/1023-5086-2021-88-10-39-49

УДК: 621.391.8

Performance optimization of inter-satellite optical wireless system using linearly polarized modes

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Sanmukh Kaur, Vishakha Tyagi, Anurupa Lubana Performance optimization of inter-satellite optical wireless system using linearly polarized modes (Оптимизация производительности межспутниковой оптической беспроводной системы с использованием линейно поляризованных мод) [на англ. яз.] // Оптический журнал. 2021. Т. 88. № 10. С. 39–49.


Sanmukh Kaur, Vishakha Tyagi, Anurupa Lubana Performance optimization of inter-satellite optical wireless system using linearly polarized modes (Оптимизация производительности межспутниковой оптической беспроводной системы с использованием линейно поляризованных мод) [in English] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2021. V. 88. № 10. P. 39–49.

For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

Sanmukh Kaur, Vishakha Tyagi, and Anurupa Lubana, "Performance optimization of an intersatellite optical wireless system using linearly polarized modes," Journal of Optical Technology. 88(10), 579-586 (2021).


Modern optical communication has advanced from the usage of merely lengthy optical fibres to utilizing features of the powerful wireless system and optics resulting in the use of lasers to transmit data at a much greater rate. This gave way to optical wireless communication system to grow its root into space communications. In this work, an intersatellite optical wireless communication link has been analysed for studying the performance of the system considering linearly polarized modes. The link performance has been investigated in terms of quality factor (Q factor) as a function of transmission wavelength, detector type, data rate, distance, transmitter aperture diameter and pointing error angle. The optimized results of the system reveal that LP01 mode performs better with non-return to zero modulation scheme at 850 nm wavelength utilizing PIN photo-diode.


intersatellite optical wireless communication, low Earth Orbit (LEO), linearly polarized (LP) modes, spatial Continuous wave laser (SCWL), optical wireless communication (OWC), quality factor

OCIS codes: 140.0140, 060.2605, 060.3510, 060.4080


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