The Q-parameter scales differently with the noise power for the signal-noise and the noise-noise beating terms in scalar and vector models. Some procedures for including noise in the scalar model largely under-estimate the Q-parameter.
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M. A. Eberhard and K. J. Blow, "Q parameter scaling in scalar and vector models with dominant signal-noise and noise-noise beating terms," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC11.
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