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Investigation Of Coherent Optical Communications Systems With DPSK And PSK Modulation And The Use Of A Travelling Wave Laser Amplifier In A PSK Transmission Experiment
Author(s): Roger C. Steele; Ian W. Marshal
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Paper Abstract

A computer simulation of DPSK and PSK transmission systems has highlighted several parameters that critically affect system performance. The simulations reveal that, in practice, PSK systems can be made to operate closer to their ideal detection sensitivity than DPSK systems. These findings are supported by experimental measurements. A PSK system was assembled using a travelling wave laser amplifier repeater, the addition of which caused no significant degradation of receiver sensitivity. The experiment confirms the suitability of laser amplifiers for coherent systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967604
Show Author Affiliations
Roger C. Steele, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
Ian W. Marshal, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0841:
Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II
John D. Chipman; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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