Abstract

We characterize and compare the effects of turbulence on underwater laser propagation with theory. Measurements of the coupling efficiency of the focused beam into a single-mode fiber are reported. A simple tip-tilt control system, based on the position of the image centroid in the focal plane, was shown to maintain good coupling efficiency for a beam radius equal to the transverse coherence length, r0. These results are relevant to high bandwidth communication technology that requires good spatial mode quality.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Underwater optical communication performance for laser beam propagation through weak oceanic turbulence

Xiang Yi, Zan Li, and Zengji Liu
Appl. Opt. 54(6) 1273-1278 (2015)

Experimental and numerical study of underwater beam propagation in a Rayleigh–Bénard turbulence tank

Gero Nootz, Silvia Matt, Andrey Kanaev, Kyle P. Judd, and Weilin Hou
Appl. Opt. 56(22) 6065-6072 (2017)

Experimental study of the turbulence effect on underwater optical wireless communications

Zahra Vali, Asghar Gholami, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Masood Omoomi, and David G. Michelson
Appl. Opt. 57(28) 8314-8319 (2018)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription