We propose a novel transition-sensitive measurement approach for coherent optical systems. The time-resolved error vector magnitude (EVM), combined with mask testing, is a powerful tool for pass/fail testing of transmitters in coherent systems.
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(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
H. Sunnerud, M. Westlund, M. Sköld, and P. Andrekson, "Time-Resolved Error Vector Magnitude for Transmitter Mask Testing in Coherent Optical Transmission Systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2011, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA031.
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