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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 317–

Performance Evaluation of Optical Cross-Connects by Saddlepoint Approximation

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy and Eduward Tangdiongga

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 317- (1998)

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The impact of in-band crosstalk on the transmission performance of optical cross-connects, incorporating (de)multiplexers and space switches, is studied. A statistical description of the receiver decision variable that yields a performance analysis in good agreement with experiment is given. Bit error rate and power penalties are calculated using the so-called saddlepoint approximation which is numerically simple and gives accurate results.


Idelfonso Tafur Monroy and Eduward Tangdiongga, "Performance Evaluation of Optical Cross-Connects by Saddlepoint Approximation," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 317- (1998)

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