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Rigorous characterization of optically preamplified pulse position modulation for fiber optic communication systems
Author(s): Andrew J. Phillips; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior
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Paper Abstract

By applying a Chernoff bound to the error probability of an optically preamplified pulse position modulation (PPM) receiver we are able to present sensitivity results for various length PPM words. In exhibiting a potential sensitivity benefit of 7.1 dB these results compare extremely well to those obtainable from an equivalent on-off keyed non-return to zero (OOK NRZ) system. The results further demonstrate the possibilities of such a receiver configuration by surpassing the fundamental limit of an optically preamplified OOK NRZ receiver and approaching the sensitivity of coherent systems. Additionally a Gaussian approximation is formulated and we compare the Chernoff bound results with those obtainable from the approximation.

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Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201299
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew J. Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert A. Cryan, Univ. of Northumbria (United Kingdom)
John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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