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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1975
  • pp: 567–567

Practical Limitation on M-ary Optical Communications Data Rates

Paul J. Titterton  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 567-567 (1975)

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Original Manuscript: November 4, 1974
Published: March 1, 1975

Paul J. Titterton, "Practical Limitation on M-ary Optical Communications Data Rates," Appl. Opt. 14, 567-567 (1975)

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  6. Using two optical polarizations is not considered here. Clearly it could double the effective number of decision intervals (and hence the data rate) for any value of M at a cost in complexity.
  7. The earlier references were either more general or more interested in relatively low data rates. Moreover, at the time of their publication it was not clear that achievable pulse widths from the most likely high data rate transmitter laser (Nd:YAG) would be limited.
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