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In-service and in real-time optical channel performance analysis with combined noise and jitter
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Paper Abstract

In modern WDM telecommunications, optical signals undergo an evolutionary degradation as a result of ultra-high data rates (>10Gbps), very long fiber links (800 km), attenuation, non-linear photon-matter interactions, noise and jitter. BER, Q-factor, SNR, NF and optical power level are among the key parameters that determine channel performance. Typical channel performance relies on EDC codes, which have a limited error detection capability and require several frames to estimate BER (only); EDCs detect up to sixteen errors and correct up to eight within a block of information. We present a method, which is based on statistical estimation of synchronous data sampling to construct two virtual statistical distributions from which all performance parameters (not BER only) and signal power levels are estimated in real-time and without service interruption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 660328 (13 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.726200
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Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6603:
Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications
Leon Cohen, Editor(s)

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