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Estimation Of Bit Error Rate In Fiber-Optic Links By Means Of Noise Measurements On Single Modes Of Laser Diodes
Author(s): E. Klement,; K. Mativssek,; E. Hbrmann; S. Geckeler,; R. Keil
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Paper Abstract

Mode partition noise in an optical transmission link is described by an improved theory. Power fluctuations of discrete lines in the laser spectrum are transformed by fiber dispersion into fluctuations of shape and amplitude of received electrical pulses, resulting in increased bit error rate. This effect was measured in two different ways: First by measuring power fluctuations in single spectral lines separated by a monochromator, second by bit error rate measurements using a fiber with particularly high dispersion to enhance the effect. Results of both measurements are in good agreement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0585, Fiber Optic Broadband Networks, (6 July 1986);
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E. Klement,, Research Laboratories of Siemens AG (West-Germany)
K. Mativssek,, Research Laboratories of Siemens AG (West-Germany)
E. Hbrmann, Research Laboratories of Siemens AG (West-Germany)
S. Geckeler,, Research Laboratories of Siemens AG (West-Germany)
R. Keil, Research Laboratories of Siemens AG (West-Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0585:
Fiber Optic Broadband Networks
Robert Boirat, Editor(s)

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