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Separation of noise from distortion for amplified optical fiber system link budgeting
Author(s): Rongqing Hui; Masoud Vaziri; J. Zhou; Maurice S. O'Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

In optical transmission systems with in-line optical amplifiers, system performance degradation caused by random noise and optical path distortions are usually thought to be inseparable, which makes system performance evaluation complicated. We proposed to use an optical system eye-mask parameterization technique to separate noise from distortion in the system budgeting. The basic idea of this approach is to find the worst-case path distortion factor which is independent of the noise characteristics and system implementations. Both theoretical development and experimental verification are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328586
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Rongqing Hui, Univ. of Kansas (United States)
Masoud Vaziri, Nortel (Canada)
J. Zhou, Nortel (Canada)
Maurice S. O'Sullivan, Nortel (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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