Abstract

A new upper bound on the capacity of power- and bandwidth-constrained optical wireless links using selection transmit diversity over exponential atmospheric turbulence channels with intensity modulation and direct detection is derived when non-uniform on-off keying (OOK) formats are used. In this strong turbulence free-space optical (FSO) scenario, average capacity is investigated subject to an average optical power constraint and not only to an average electrical power constraint when the transmit diversity technique assumed is based on the selection of the optical path with a greater value of irradiance. Simulation results for the mutual information are further demonstrated to confirm the analytical results for different diversity orders.

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1. Introduction

Free-space optical (FSO) transmission using intensity modulation and direct detection (IM/DD) can provide high-speed links for a variety of applications and are specially interesting to solve the “last mileproblem, above all in densely populated urban areas. However, atmospheric turbulence produces fluctuations in the irradiance of the transmitted optical beam, which is known as atmospheric scintillation, severely degrading the link performance [1]. Spatial diversity can be used over FSO links to mitigate turbulence-induced fading [2]. In [3–5], selection transmit diversity is proposed for FSO links over strong turbulence channels, where the transmit diversity technique based on the selection of the optical path with a greater value of irradiance has shown to be able to extract full diversity as well as providing better performance compared to general FSO space-time codes (STCs) designs, such as conventional orthogonal space-time block codes (OSTBCs) and repetition codes (RCs). In this paper, a new upper bound on the capacity of power- and bandwidth-constrained optical wireless links using selection transmit diversity over exponential atmospheric turbulence channels with intensity modulation and direct detection is derived when non-uniform OOK formats are used. Unlike previous capacity bounds derived from the classical capacity formula corresponding to the electrical equivalent AWGN channel with uniform input distribution [6, 7], a new closed-form upper bound on the capacity is here derived from the expression obtained in [8] by bounding the mutual information subject to an average optical power constraint and not only to an average electrical power constraint. This approach is based on the fact that a necessary and sufficient condition between average optical power and average electrical power constraints is satisfied for OOK signaling where an unidimensional space is assumed with one of the two points of the constellation taking the value of 0, corroborating the non-negativity constraint. This bound presents a tighter performance at lower optical signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and shows the fact that the input distribution that maximizes the mutual information varies with the turbulence strength and the SNR. Simulation results for the mutual information are further demonstrated to confirm the analytical results for different diversity orders.

2. System and channel model

We adopt a multiple-input-single-output (MISO) array based on L laser sources, assumed to be intensity-modulated only and all pointed towards a distant photodetector, and to be ideal noncoherent (direct-detection) receiver. The sources and the detector are physically situated so that all transmitters are simultaneously observed by the receiver. Additionaly, the fading experienced between source-detector pairs Ij is assumed to be statistically independent. Following the transmit laser selection (TLS) scheme based on the selection of the optical path with a greater value of fading gain (irradiance) [3], our MISO system model can be considered as an equivalent single-input-single-output (SISO) system model where the channel irradiance corresponding to the TLS scheme, Im, can be written as

Im=maxj=1,2,LIj

In this way, having a SISO system as a reference, the instantaneous current in the receiving photodetector, y(t), can be written as

y(t)=ηim(t)x(t)h(t)+z(t)

where the ⊗ symbol denotes convolution, η is the detector responsivity, assumed hereinafter to be the unity, Xx(t) represents the optical power supplied by the source, Imim(t) the equivalent real-valued fading gain (irradiance), and h(t) the impulse response of an ideal low-pass filter, which cuts out all frequencies greater than W hertz, modelling the fact that these systems are intrinsically bandwidth limited due to the use of large inexpensive optoelectronic components; Zz(t) is assumed to include any front-end receiver thermal noise as well as shot noise caused by ambient light much stronger than the desired signal at detector. In this case, the noise can usually be modeled to high accuracy as AWGN with zero mean and variance σ 2 = N 0/2, i.e. Z ~ N(0,N 0/2), independent of the on/off state of the received bit. Since the transmitted signal is an intensity, X must satisfy ∀t x(t) ≥ 0. Due to eye and skin safety regulations, the average optical power is limited and, hence, the average amplitude of X is limited. The received electrical signal Yy(t), however, can assume negative amplitude values. We use Y, X, Im and Z to denote random variables and y(t), x(t), im(t) and z(t) their corresponding realizations.

Considering a limiting case of strong turbulence conditions [1, 4], the turbulence-induced fading is modelled as a multiplicative random process which follows the negative exponential distribution, whose probability density function (PDF) is given by

fIj(ij)=eij,ij0

This PDF has also been adopted in different works [9–14] to describe turbulence-induced fading, leading to an easier mathematical treatment. Since the mean value of this turbulence model is E[Ij] = 1 and the second moment is given by E[I 2 j] = 2, the scintillation index (SIj), a parameter of interest used to describe the strength of atmospheric fading Ij experienced between source-detector pairs [1], is defined as SIj = E[I 2 j]/(E[Ij])2 − 1 = 1. According to [4], for i.i.d. random variables of {Ij}j=1,2,…L, the PDF, fIm(im) , of the resulting channel irradiance corresponding to the transmit laser selection scheme, Im, is

fIm(im)=LΣn=1L(L1n1)(1)n1enim

where (ab) is the binomial coefficient.

We consider OOK formats with any pulse shape and reduced duty cycle, allowing the increase of the peak-to-average optical power ratio (PAOPR) parameter. A new basis function ϕ(t) is defined as ϕ(t)=g(t)Eg where g(t) represents any normalized pulse shape satisfying the non-negativity constraint, with 0 ≤ g(t) ≤ 1 in the bit period and 0 otherwise, and Eg = −∞ g 2(t)dt is the electrical energy. In this way, an expression for the optical intensity can be written as

x(t)=Σk=ak(1p)TbPoptG(f=0)g(tkTb)=Σk=ak(1p)PoptTbEgG(f=0)ϕ(tkTb)

where G(f = 0) represents the Fourier transform of g(t) evaluated at frequency f = 0, i.e. the area of the employed pulse shape, and Tb parameter is the bit period. The random variable ak follows a Bernoulli distribution with parameter p, taking the values of 0 for the bit “0” (off pulse) and 1 for the bit “1” (on pulse). From this expression, it is easy to deduce that the average optical power transmitted is P opt. The constellation here defined for the OOK format using any pulse shape consists of two points (x 0 = 0 and x 1 = d) in a one-dimensional space with an Euclidean distance of

d=(1p)PoptTbξ

where ξ = TbEg/G 2(f = 0) represents the square of the increment in Euclidean distance due to the use of a pulse shape of high PAOPR, alternative to the classical rectangular pulse. This parameter d represents the distance between the two possible transmitted signals and, hence, in this case, the square root of the energy of the baseband signal waveform corresponding to the bit “1” (on pulse) [15, Chapter 3]. Assuming h(t) as the impulse response of an ideal low-pass filter, which cuts out all frequencies greater than W hertz, and the use of a matched filter at the receiver, as in [15, Chapter 6] or [16, Chapter 9], the electrical power of X rx, random variable corresponding to the signal at the detector output, conditioned to the irradiance, can be written as P el = pd 2 i 2 mθ = (1/p)P 2 opti 2 mTbξθ where θ is obtained from

θ=WW1EgG(f)2df

with 0 < θ < 1, representing the fact that the channel under study is constrained to κ = 2WTb degrees of freedom. The channel is assumed to be memoryless, stationary and ergodic, with independent and identically distributed intensity fast fading statistics. In spite of scintillation is a slow time varying process relative to typical symbol rates of an FSO system, having a coherence time on the order of milliseconds, this approach is valid because temporal correlation can in practice be overcome by means of long interleavers, being usually assumed both in the analysis from the point of view of information theory and error rate performance analysis of coded FSO links [5–7]. This assumption has to be considered like an ideal scenario where the latency introduced by the interleaver is not an inconvenience for the required application, being interpreted the results so obtained as upper bounds on the system performance.

3. Upper bound on channel capacity

Considering the channel capacity as a random variable and perfect CSI available at both transmitter and receiver [17, 18], we can use the theory derived for discrete-time Gaussian channels [16], expressing the ergodic capacity in bits per channel use as

C=maxp0I(X;Yim)fIm(im)dim

i.e., the maximum, over all distributions on the input that satisfy the average optical power constraint at a level P opt, of the conditional mutual information between the input and output, I(X;Yim), averaged over the PDF corresponding to the equivalent turbulence model. It must be noted that unlike the approach followed in [6, 7, 18–20], where the capacity is computed in a similar way to the capacity of the well-known AWGN channel with BPSK signaling, assuming the fact that the input distribution that maximizes mutual information is the same regardless of the channel state, we consider in our system model the impact of a non-uniform input distribution. In this way, the exchange of integration and maximization is not possible because the channel we consider does not satisfy a compatibility constraint [17], since the input distribution that maximizes mutual information is not the same regardless of the channel state [21–24]. The constraint in optical domain implies that E[X 2 rx], the second moment of X rx, takes a value of up to P el. Additionally, in our channel model, assuming an unidimensional space where the non-negativity constraint is satisfied and one of the two points of the constellation takes the value of 0, it is easy to deduce that an average electrical power constraint of P el, and, hence, E[X 2] ≤ P el/(i 2 mθ), implies an Euclidean distance as d=(1p)PoptTbξ and, hence, an average optical power constraint of P opt. Thus, an average electrical power constraint of P el is necessary and sufficient condition for satisfying an average optical power constraint of P opt. This is only valid for OOK signaling, representing the basis of our work in order to achieve a tighter performance if compared with previously reported bounds. In relation to the equivalent discrete-time channel, it must be emphasized that the transmitted optical signal is represented by the random variable X, the atmospheric turbulence-induced signal is represented by the product XIm and the corresponding signal performed in electrical domain is represented by X rx, being the latter the signal to be finally considered in our analysis. As presented in [8], applying the fact that the Gaussian distribution maximizes the entropy over all distributions with the same variance [16, Theorem 8.6.5], we obtain

I(X;Yim)12log2(1+σXrx2No2)

where σXrx2=E[(XrxE[Xrx])2] and represents the variance of the optical signal detected in electrical domain, resulting in

I(X;Yim)12log2(1+((1p)1)Popt2im2TbξθNo2)

This expression bounds the conditional mutual information of the bandlimited optical intensity channel corrupted by white Gaussian noise with two-sided spectral density of No/2 watts/Hz and average optical power constraint of P opt watts. In this way, assuming that the channel is constrained to κ dimensions and even without maximizing over the input distribution, the channel capacity C(γ, p), channel capacity depending on SNR and input distribution p, can be obtained by averaging over the PDF in (4) as follows

C(γ,p)012log2(1+(1p1)κξθγ2im2)fIm(im)dimHB(p)

where γ=PoptNoW is the SNR definition, as in [25], different to the expression used in [6, 7, 18, 20, 26], and HB(p) = −plog2 p − (1 − p) log2(1 − p) represents the entropy of the Bernoulli random variable ak in (5), presenting the maximum value achievable because of OOK is the signaling technique considered in this analysis. After a simple transformation of the random variable Im as In = Imh(p,γ), being h(p,γ)=γ(1p1)κξθ , the above integral can be evaluated by using [27, eqn. (4.338-1)], obtaining a closed-form solution for C(γ, p) as

C(γ,p)2LΣn=1L(1)n1(L1n1)(si(nh(p,γ))sin(nh(p,γ))+ci(nh(p,γ))cos(nh(p,γ)))nln(4)

where si(·) and ci(·) represent the sine integral and cosine integral functions, respectively [27, eqn. (8.230)]. Knowing that C(γ, p) is also upper bounded by the binary entropy HB(p), the ergodic capacity in bits per channel use is obtained by maximizing C(γ, p) over the parameter p as

C1(γ)=maxpC(γ,p)

4. Numerical results and conclusions

In this section, we numerically evaluate mutual information for our channel model using OOK signaling to corroborate the tightness of the previous results. For the sake of simplicity [15, Chapter 6], showing the fact that the input distribution that maximizes the mutual information varies with the SNR, the statistical channel model is normalized by replacing Y by Y/σ and now considering X ∈ {0,1}. In this way, our channel model can be rewritten as

Y=AXIm+Z,X{0,1},  Z~N(0,1)

where A=(1p)γξθκ . The conditional mutual information I(X;Yim) for this channel is derived as in [8] as follows

I(X;Yim)=Σx=01PX(x)fY(yx,im)log2(fY(yx,im)Σr=0,1PX(r)fY(yx=r,im))dy

where PX (x = 1) = p, PX (x = 0) = 1 − p, fY(yx=1,im)=(12π)exp((yAim)22) , and fY(yx=0,im)=fY(yx=0)=(12π)exp(y22) . In this way, even without maximizing over the input distribution, the mutual information I(X;Y), function depending on SNR and input distribution p, can be numerically obtained by averaging (15) over the PDF in (4) as follows

I(X;Y)=0I(X;Yim)fIm(im)dim

Then, the ergodic capacity in bits per channel use is numerically obtained by maximizing (16) over the parameter p as

C2(γ)=maxpI(X;Y)

This expression is computed using a symbolic mathematics package [28]. In Fig. 1, maximization of the capacity bound in (12), i.e. C 1(γ), and mutual information, i.e. C 2(γ), for the exponential atmospheric turbulent optical channel and non-turbulent optical channel are displayed for different diversity orders. It must be commented that the mutual information for the non-turbulent optical channel is numerically solved in a similar way as in (15) but not yet considering the impact of the atmospheric turbulence. In Fig. 1, a value of κ = 20 has been considered and, hence, a value of θ = 0.9898 when using a rectangular pulse of duration Tb has been obtained from (7). For this rectangular pulse shape, the integral in (7) can be written as

θ=κ2Tbκ2TbTbsin2(πTbf)(πTbf)2df

Changing the variable f as q = πTbf and using integration by parts, it is easy to deduce that θ = (2πκsi(πκ) + 2cos(πκ) + π 2 κ − 2)/(π 2 κ). As a result, a relevant improvement in average capacity for IM/DD exponential atmospheric turbulence FSO links is obtained when a transmit diversity technique based on the selection of the optical path with a greater value of irradiance is adopted, showing the fact that a non-uniform input signaling improves the channel capacity.

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Fig. 1. Maximization over the input distribution p of the capacity bound, i.e. C 1(γ) in (13), and mutual information, i.e. C 2(γ) in (17), for the atmospheric turbulent optical channel and the non-turbulent case when κ = 20, a rectangular pulse shape with ξ = 1 and different diversity orders are adopted.

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This is also corroborated in Fig. 2 where mutual information in (16) versus the input distribution p for different values of SNR and diversity orders is displayed. From this figure it can be deduced the fact that a non-uniform input signaling improves the channel capacity, especially at low SNR [23], depending the maximizing input distribution on the SNR and the diversity order corresponding to the transmit laser selection scheme here analyzed.

In this strong turbulence FSO scenario, it is worth commenting that a greater capacity can be achieved compared with the non-turbulent case when a diversity order L ≥ 4 is assumed. This can be justified from the greater robustness provided by the transmit laser selection scheme here studied against fluctuations in the irradiance of the transmitted optical beam proper to the atmospheric turbulence. A better comprehension of this fact can be achieved by calculating the equivalent scintillation index (SIm), used to describe the strength of the equivalent fading gain Im and, hence, defined as SIm = E[I 2 m]/(E[Im])2 − 1, where E[Im] and E[I 2 m] represent the mean value and the second moment of the equivalent turbulence model configured by the MISO system under study, respectively. The mean value of the equivalent irradiance, E[Im], is obtained as follows

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Fig. 2. Mutual information in (16) versus the input distribution p for values of SNR of γ = −5 dB 2(a) and γ = −10 dB 2(b) and different diversity orders together with the non-turbulent case.

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E[Im]=LΣn=1L(1)n1(L1n1)0imenimdim=Σn=1L(1)n1n(Ln)=Σn=1L1n

where [27, eqn. (0.155-4)] has been used for simplifying the sum. The second moment of the equivalent turbulence model, E[I 2 m], is also obtained as follows

E[Im2]=LΣn=1L(1)n1(L1n1)0im2enimdim=2Σn=1L(1)n1n2(Ln)

In Fig. 3, the mean value (E[Im]) and scintillation index (SIm) of the equivalent turbulence model configured by the MISO system under study versus the number of laser sources L are displayed.

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Fig. 3. Mean value (E[Im]) 3(a) and equivalent scintillation index (SIm) 3(b) of the equivalent turbulence model configured by the MISO system under study versus the number of laser sources L.

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From this figure, it can be observed that the greater the number of laser sources, the greater the mean value and the lower the equivalent scintillation index are obtained. In this fashion, the better performance in terms of capacity corresponding to the TLS scheme for values of L ≥ 4 if compared with the non-turbulent case can be explained from the decreasing strength of the equivalent fading gain as L is increased together with the fact that the mean value of the equivalent fading gain and, hence, the resulting SNR has been improved more than double. This can also explain that the parameter p tends the value of 0.5 as L is increased, as shown in Fig. 2. In this fashion, since a non-uniform input signaling improves the channel capacity especially at low SNR [8, 23], the increasing mean value of the equivalent fading gain implies a higher and higher equivalent SNR and, hence, the fact that the maximizing input distribution tends to be closer and closer to uniform signaling.

Finally, from the impact of the parameter ξ in (6), expression corresponding to the Euclidean distance in the constellation here defined for the OOK format, it is shown that a relevant improvement in performance must be noted as a consequence of the pulse shape used [8], concluding that an increase of the PAOPR provides higher capacity values. From the relevant improvement in terms of capacity here obtained when using non-uniform signaling OOK and the transmit diversity technique based on the selection of the optical path with a greater value of irradiance is adopted over exponential atmospheric turbulence channels, investigating the performance in alternative FSO scenarios covering a wider range of atmospheric turbulence conditions as well as incorporating pointing error effects are interesting topics for future research.

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments that helped to improve the presentation of the paper.

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  2. T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
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  3. A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
    [Crossref]
  4. B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
    [Crossref]
  5. A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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  20. H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
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2010 (2)

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Davaslioğlu, E. Çağiral, and M. Koca, “Free space optical ultra-wideband communications over atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16,618–16,627 (2010).

2009 (8)

W. O. Popoola and Z. Ghassemlooy, “BPSK Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Free-Space Optical Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(8), 967–973 (2009).
[Crossref]

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Channel capacity and non-uniform signalling for free-space optical intensity channels,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1553–1563 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. E. Nistazakis, E. A. Karagianni, A. D. Tsigopoulos, M. E. Fafalios, and G. S. Tombras, “Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(8), 974–979 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (3)

C. Abou-Rjeily and W. Fawaz, “Space-Time Codes for MIMO Ultra-Wideband Communications and MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications with PPM,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 26(6), 938–947 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. G. Sandalidis and T. A. Tsiftsis, “Outage probability and ergodic capacity of free-space optical links over strong turbulence,” Electron. Lett. 44(1), 46–47 (2008).
[Crossref]

S. Z. Denic, I. Djordjevic, J. Anguita, B. Vasic, and M. A. Neifeld, “Information Theoretic Limits for Free-Space Optical Channels With and Without Memory,” J. Lightwave Technol. 26(19), 3376–3384 (2008).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

M. Simon and V. Vilnrotter, “Alamouti-Type space-time coding for free-space optical communication with direct detection,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 4(1), 35–39 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Anguita, I. Djordjevic, M. Neifeld, and B. Vasic, “Shannon capacities and error-correction codes for optical atmospheric turbulent channels,” J. Opt. Netw. 4(9), 586–601 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

S. Hranilovic and F. R. Kschischang, “Capacity bounds for power- and band-limited optical intensity channels corrupted by Gaussian noise,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 50(5), 784–795 (2004).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, “Mathematical model for the irradiance probability density function of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media,” Opt. Eng. 40, 8 (2001).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

A. J. Goldsmith and P. P. Varaiya, “Capacity of fading channels with channel side information,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 43(6), 1986–1992 (1997).
[Crossref]

Abou-Rjeily, C.

C. Abou-Rjeily and W. Fawaz, “Space-Time Codes for MIMO Ultra-Wideband Communications and MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications with PPM,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 26(6), 938–947 (2008).
[Crossref]

Al-Habash, M. A.

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, “Mathematical model for the irradiance probability density function of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media,” Opt. Eng. 40, 8 (2001).
[Crossref]

Andrews, L.

L. Andrews, R. Phillips, and C. Hopen, Laser Beam Scintillation with Applications (Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press, 2001).
[Crossref]

Andrews, L. C.

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, “Mathematical model for the irradiance probability density function of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media,” Opt. Eng. 40, 8 (2001).
[Crossref]

Anguita, J.

Çagiral, E.

K. Davaslioğlu, E. Çağiral, and M. Koca, “Free space optical ultra-wideband communications over atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16,618–16,627 (2010).

Castillo-Vazquez, B.

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
[Crossref]

Castillo-Vazquez, C.

B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

Castillo-Vázquez, B.

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “On the Capacity of FSO Links over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels Using OOK Signaling,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking2010. Article ID 127657, 9 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/127657.

Castillo-Vázquez, C.

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “On the Capacity of FSO Links over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels Using OOK Signaling,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking2010. Article ID 127657, 9 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/127657.

Cover, T. M.

T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, 2nd ed. (Wiley & Sons, New York, 2006).

Cowley, W.

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

Davaslioglu, K.

K. Davaslioğlu, E. Çağiral, and M. Koca, “Free space optical ultra-wideband communications over atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16,618–16,627 (2010).

Denic, S. Z.

Djordjevic, I.

Fabregas, A. Guillen i

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

Fafalios, M. E.

Farid, A.

A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Channel capacity and non-uniform signalling for free-space optical intensity channels,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1553–1563 (2009).
[Crossref]

Farid, A. A.

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Outage capacity with non-uniform signaling for free-space optical channels,” in Proc. 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications, pp. 204–207 (2008).

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Design of non-uniform capacity-approaching signaling for optical wireless intensity channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory ISIT 2008, pp. 2327–2331 (2008).

Fawaz, W.

C. Abou-Rjeily and W. Fawaz, “Space-Time Codes for MIMO Ultra-Wideband Communications and MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications with PPM,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 26(6), 938–947 (2008).
[Crossref]

Garcia-Zambrana, A.

B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
[Crossref]

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

García-Zambrana, A.

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “On the Capacity of FSO Links over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels Using OOK Signaling,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking2010. Article ID 127657, 9 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/127657.

Ghassemlooy, Z.

Goldsmith, A. J.

A. J. Goldsmith and P. P. Varaiya, “Capacity of fading channels with channel side information,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 43(6), 1986–1992 (1997).
[Crossref]

Gradshteyn, I. S.

I. S. Gradshteyn and I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series and Products, 7th ed. (Academic Press Inc., 2007).

Hiniesta-Gomez, A.

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

Hopen, C.

L. Andrews, R. Phillips, and C. Hopen, Laser Beam Scintillation with Applications (Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press, 2001).
[Crossref]

Hranilovic, S.

A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Channel capacity and non-uniform signalling for free-space optical intensity channels,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1553–1563 (2009).
[Crossref]

S. Hranilovic and F. R. Kschischang, “Capacity bounds for power- and band-limited optical intensity channels corrupted by Gaussian noise,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 50(5), 784–795 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Outage capacity with non-uniform signaling for free-space optical channels,” in Proc. 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications, pp. 204–207 (2008).

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Design of non-uniform capacity-approaching signaling for optical wireless intensity channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory ISIT 2008, pp. 2327–2331 (2008).

Karagianni, E. A.

Karagiannidis, G. K.

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

Koca, M.

K. Davaslioğlu, E. Çağiral, and M. Koca, “Free space optical ultra-wideband communications over atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16,618–16,627 (2010).

Kschischang, F. R.

S. Hranilovic and F. R. Kschischang, “Capacity bounds for power- and band-limited optical intensity channels corrupted by Gaussian noise,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 50(5), 784–795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Letzepis, N.

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

Li, J.

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless communications: system model, capacity and coding,” in Proc. VTC 2003-Fall Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 IEEE 58th, vol. 1, pp. 168–172 (2003).

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Achievable information rate for outdoor free space optical communication with intensity modulation and direct detection,” in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM ’03, vol. 5, pp. 2654–2658 (2003).

Madhow, U.

U. Madhow, Fundamentals of Digital Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Neifeld, M.

Neifeld, M. A.

Nguyen, K.

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

Nistazakis, H. E.

H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. E. Nistazakis, E. A. Karagianni, A. D. Tsigopoulos, M. E. Fafalios, and G. S. Tombras, “Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(8), 974–979 (2009).
[Crossref]

Phillips, R.

L. Andrews, R. Phillips, and C. Hopen, Laser Beam Scintillation with Applications (Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press, 2001).
[Crossref]

Phillips, R. L.

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, “Mathematical model for the irradiance probability density function of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media,” Opt. Eng. 40, 8 (2001).
[Crossref]

Popoola, W. O.

Ryzhik, I. M.

I. S. Gradshteyn and I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series and Products, 7th ed. (Academic Press Inc., 2007).

Sandalidis, H. G.

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. G. Sandalidis and T. A. Tsiftsis, “Outage probability and ergodic capacity of free-space optical links over strong turbulence,” Electron. Lett. 44(1), 46–47 (2008).
[Crossref]

Simon, M.

M. Simon and V. Vilnrotter, “Alamouti-Type space-time coding for free-space optical communication with direct detection,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 4(1), 35–39 (2005).
[Crossref]

Thomas, J. A.

T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, 2nd ed. (Wiley & Sons, New York, 2006).

Tombras, G. S.

H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. E. Nistazakis, E. A. Karagianni, A. D. Tsigopoulos, M. E. Fafalios, and G. S. Tombras, “Average Capacity of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(8), 974–979 (2009).
[Crossref]

Tsiftsis, T. A.

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. G. Sandalidis and T. A. Tsiftsis, “Outage probability and ergodic capacity of free-space optical links over strong turbulence,” Electron. Lett. 44(1), 46–47 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tsigopoulos, A. D.

Uysal, M.

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Achievable information rate for outdoor free space optical communication with intensity modulation and direct detection,” in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM ’03, vol. 5, pp. 2654–2658 (2003).

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless communications: system model, capacity and coding,” in Proc. VTC 2003-Fall Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 IEEE 58th, vol. 1, pp. 168–172 (2003).

Varaiya, P. P.

A. J. Goldsmith and P. P. Varaiya, “Capacity of fading channels with channel side information,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 43(6), 1986–1992 (1997).
[Crossref]

Vasic, B.

Vilnrotter, V.

M. Simon and V. Vilnrotter, “Alamouti-Type space-time coding for free-space optical communication with direct detection,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 4(1), 35–39 (2005).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (2)

B. Castillo-Vazquez, A. Garcia-Zambrana, and C. Castillo-Vazquez, “Closed-Form BER Expression for FSO Links with Transmit Laser Selection over Exponential Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” Electron. Lett. 45 (23), 1185–1187 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. G. Sandalidis and T. A. Tsiftsis, “Outage probability and ergodic capacity of free-space optical links over strong turbulence,” Electron. Lett. 44(1), 46–47 (2008).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. (3)

N. Letzepis, K. Nguyen, A. Guillen i Fabregas, and W. Cowley, “Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1709–1719 (2009).
[Crossref]

C. Abou-Rjeily and W. Fawaz, “Space-Time Codes for MIMO Ultra-Wideband Communications and MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications with PPM,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 26(6), 938–947 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Channel capacity and non-uniform signalling for free-space optical intensity channels,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27(9), 1553–1563 (2009).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. Garcia-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vazquez, B. Castillo-Vazquez, and A. Hiniesta-Gomez, “Selection Transmit Diversity for FSO Links Over Strong Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21 (14), 1017–1019 (2009).
[Crossref]

IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory (2)

A. J. Goldsmith and P. P. Varaiya, “Capacity of fading channels with channel side information,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 43(6), 1986–1992 (1997).
[Crossref]

S. Hranilovic and F. R. Kschischang, “Capacity bounds for power- and band-limited optical intensity channels corrupted by Gaussian noise,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 50(5), 784–795 (2004).
[Crossref]

IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. (2)

M. Simon and V. Vilnrotter, “Alamouti-Type space-time coding for free-space optical communication with direct detection,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 4(1), 35–39 (2005).
[Crossref]

T. A. Tsiftsis, H. G. Sandalidis, G. K. Karagiannidis, and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless links with spatial diversity over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 8(2), 951–957 (2009).
[Crossref]

IET Communications (1)

H. E. Nistazakis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and G. S. Tombras, “Performance analysis of free-space optical communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels,” IET Communications 3(8), 1402–1409 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. Opt. Netw. (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, “Mathematical model for the irradiance probability density function of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media,” Opt. Eng. 40, 8 (2001).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “Space-time trellis coding with transmit laser selection for FSO links over strong atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18 (6), 5356–5366 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Davaslioğlu, E. Çağiral, and M. Koca, “Free space optical ultra-wideband communications over atmospheric turbulence channels,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16,618–16,627 (2010).

Other (10)

U. Madhow, Fundamentals of Digital Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, 2nd ed. (Wiley & Sons, New York, 2006).

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Optical wireless communications: system model, capacity and coding,” in Proc. VTC 2003-Fall Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 IEEE 58th, vol. 1, pp. 168–172 (2003).

J. Li and M. Uysal, “Achievable information rate for outdoor free space optical communication with intensity modulation and direct detection,” in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM ’03, vol. 5, pp. 2654–2658 (2003).

L. Andrews, R. Phillips, and C. Hopen, Laser Beam Scintillation with Applications (Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press, 2001).
[Crossref]

A. García-Zambrana, C. Castillo-Vázquez, and B. Castillo-Vázquez, “On the Capacity of FSO Links over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels Using OOK Signaling,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking2010. Article ID 127657, 9 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/127657.

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Design of non-uniform capacity-approaching signaling for optical wireless intensity channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory ISIT 2008, pp. 2327–2331 (2008).

A. A. Farid and S. Hranilovic, “Outage capacity with non-uniform signaling for free-space optical channels,” in Proc. 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications, pp. 204–207 (2008).

I. S. Gradshteyn and I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series and Products, 7th ed. (Academic Press Inc., 2007).

Wolfram Research, Inc., Mathematica, version 7.0 ed. (Wolfram Research, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 2008).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Maximization over the input distribution p of the capacity bound, i.e. C 1(γ) in (13), and mutual information, i.e. C 2(γ) in (17), for the atmospheric turbulent optical channel and the non-turbulent case when κ = 20, a rectangular pulse shape with ξ = 1 and different diversity orders are adopted.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Mutual information in (16) versus the input distribution p for values of SNR of γ = −5 dB 2(a) and γ = −10 dB 2(b) and different diversity orders together with the non-turbulent case.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Mean value (E[Im ]) 3(a) and equivalent scintillation index (SIm ) 3(b) of the equivalent turbulence model configured by the MISO system under study versus the number of laser sources L.

Equations (20)

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I m = max j = 1 , 2 , L I j
y ( t ) = η i m ( t ) x ( t ) h ( t ) + z ( t )
f I j ( i j ) = e i j , i j 0
f I m ( i m ) = L Σ n = 1 L ( L 1 n 1 ) ( 1 ) n 1 e n i m
x ( t ) = Σ k = a k ( 1 p ) T b P opt G ( f = 0 ) g ( t k T b ) = Σ k = a k ( 1 p ) P opt T b E g G ( f = 0 ) ϕ ( t k T b )
d = ( 1 p ) P opt T b ξ
θ = W W 1 E g G ( f ) 2 d f
C = max p 0 I ( X ; Y i m ) f I m ( i m ) d i m
I ( X ; Y i m ) 1 2 log 2 ( 1 + σ X rx 2 N o 2 )
I ( X ; Y i m ) 1 2 log 2 ( 1 + ( ( 1 p ) 1 ) P opt 2 i m 2 T b ξ θ N o 2 )
C ( γ , p ) 0 1 2 log 2 ( 1 + ( 1 p 1 ) κ ξ θ γ 2 i m 2 ) f I m ( i m ) d i m H B ( p )
C ( γ , p ) 2 L Σ n = 1 L ( 1 ) n 1 ( L 1 n 1 ) ( si ( n h ( p , γ ) ) sin ( n h ( p , γ ) ) + ci ( n h ( p , γ ) ) cos ( n h ( p , γ ) ) ) n ln ( 4 )
C 1 ( γ ) = max p C ( γ , p )
Y = A X I m + Z , X { 0 , 1 } ,     Z ~ N ( 0 , 1 )
I ( X ; Y i m ) = Σ x = 0 1 P X ( x ) f Y ( y x , i m ) log 2 ( f Y ( y x , i m ) Σ r = 0 , 1 P X ( r ) f Y ( y x = r , i m ) ) d y
I ( X ; Y ) = 0 I ( X ; Y i m ) f I m ( i m ) d i m
C 2 ( γ ) = max p I ( X ; Y )
θ = κ 2 T b κ 2 T b T b sin 2 ( π T b f ) ( π T b f ) 2 d f
E [ I m ] = L Σ n = 1 L ( 1 ) n 1 ( L 1 n 1 ) 0 i m e n i m d i m = Σ n = 1 L ( 1 ) n 1 n ( L n ) = Σ n = 1 L 1 n
E [ I m 2 ] = L Σ n = 1 L ( 1 ) n 1 ( L 1 n 1 ) 0 i m 2 e n i m d i m = 2 Σ n = 1 L ( 1 ) n 1 n 2 ( L n )

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