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Beat noise effects on spectrum-sliced WDM
Author(s): W. Mathlouthi; M. Menif; Leslie Ann Rusch
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we review first, the different noise terms involved in amplified and filtered spontaneous emission detection using the standard beating theory (or the semi-classical field expansion theory) of the noise in optical amplifiers. We derive BER calculations using the following approaches: 1) non-ideal electrical and optical filters combined with a Gaussian approximation for the resultant noise process and an ideal integrate and dump electrical filter and an ASE source combined with non-Gaussian Erlang noise statistics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543175
Show Author Affiliations
W. Mathlouthi, COPL/Laval Univ. (Canada)
M. Menif, COPL/Laval Univ. (Canada)
Leslie Ann Rusch, COPL/Laval Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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