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Pulse distortion and power penalty induced by sinusoidal amplitude and phase response ripples for Gaussian pulses
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength-selective optical components used in WDM optical communication systems often exhibit a transfer function with amplitude and phase ripples. These ripples can lead to signal distortion and performance degradation. The pulse distortion induced by sinusoidal amplitude and phase response ripples is derived for Gaussian pulses, and concise results are presented for the power penalty in system performance. The analysis shows that the amplitude and phase response ripples have a similar impact on the transmitted signal, and the power penalty induced by these ripples depends on the chirp and pulse width of the transmitted signal. The combined effect of the characteristics of the transmitted signal and the ripple parameters on the system performance is discussed in detail. Numerical simulations show a good agreement with the theoretical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5970, Photonic Applications in Devices and Communication Systems, 59702J (13 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628577
Show Author Affiliations
Ning Cheng, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
John C. Cartledge, Queen's Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5970:
Photonic Applications in Devices and Communication Systems
Peter Mascher; John C. Cartledge; Andrew Peter Knights; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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