OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2046–

Volterra Series Approach for Optimizing Fiber-Optic Communications System Designs

Kumar V. Peddanarappagari and te Brandt-Pearce

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 2046- (1998)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (299 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

A new methodology for designing long-haul fiber-optic communication systems is presented. We derive the overall Volterra series transfer function of the system including linear dispersion, fiber nonlinearities, amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise from the fiber amplifiers, and the square-law nature of the direct detection (DD) system. Since analytical expressions for the probability of error are difficult to derive for the complex systems being used, we derive analytical expressions for an upper bound on probability of error for integrate-and-threshold detection at the receiver. Using this bound as a performance criterion, we determine the optimal dispersion parameters of each fiber segment required to minimize the effects of linear dispersion, fiber nonlinearities and ASE noise from the amplifiers. We study the dependence of optimal dispersion parameters on the average power levels in the fiber by varying the peak input power levels and the amplifier gains. Analytical expressions give us the freedom to choose system parameters in a practical manner, while providing optimum system performance. Using a simple system as an example, we demonstrate the power of the Volterra series approach to design optimal optical communication systems. The analysis and the design procedure presented in this work can be extended to the design of more complex wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) systems.

[IEEE ]

Citation
Kumar V. Peddanarappagari and te Brandt-Pearce, "Volterra Series Approach for Optimizing Fiber-Optic Communications System Designs," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 2046- (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-16-11-2046

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited