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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2001
  • pp: 5153–5161

Information processing of systems with optical amplifiers and photon-counting receivers

Cherif Bendjaballah  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 29, pp. 5153-5161 (2001)

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For optical channels transmitting signals of weak power, several information criteria, such as the channel capacity, the cutoff rate and the rate distortion, are analyzed. These performances are calculated for various formats of modulation and for systems that include optical amplifiers and utilize photon-counting receivers. Comparison with the results that are derived from the Gaussian approximation of the intensity distribution is made.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2001
Published: October 10, 2001

Cherif Bendjaballah, "Information processing of systems with optical amplifiers and photon-counting receivers," Appl. Opt. 40, 5153-5161 (2001)

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