We evaluate the capacity of fiberoptic channels dominated by linear amplified spontaneous emission noise for different modulation formats. Based on the channel capacities we discuss possible gains from different modulation and coding techniques.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
Y. Cai and A. N. Pilipetskii, " Channel Capacity of Fiberoptic Communication Systems with Amplified Spontaneous Emission Noise," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OThW1.
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