APC-EDFA-based scintillation-suppressed photodetection in satellite optical communication

Yan Qing Hong, Won Ho Shin, Sang Kook Han

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This article proposes automatic power control (APC)-erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA)-based scintillation-suppressed photodetection in satellite optical communication (SOC). It is mainly based on the dynamic gain characteristic of APC-EDFA. In order to improve the performance, high pass filter (HPF) and Manchester on-off-keying (M-OOK) are introduced as supplemental methods. The proposed scheme is evaluated experimentally under various turbulence channel strengths. The experimental results show that the scintillation effect is suppressed using APC-EDFA with pump power reduction compared to gain saturation, and an approximate 5.83 dB signal-to-noise ratio improvement is obtained compared to adaptive threshold decision with instantaneous turbulence channel state information under a scintillation index of 0.2990.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2427-2433
Number of pages7
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP; Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) [No. 2017M1A3A3A02016524].

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© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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