OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1357–

Application of the Saddle Point Method for the Evaluation of Crosstalk Implications in an Arrayed-Waveguide Grating Interconnection

Thomas Kamalakis and Thomas Sphicopoulos

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1357- (2002)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (236 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

The effect of in-band crosstalk can pose severe limitations in an optical network. In this paper, the implications of in-band crosstalk induced by an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) router in a passive N × N optical interconnection are analyzed with non-Gaussian statistics using a numerical model. The model is based on the saddle point approximation and takes into account fluctuations of the transfer function's sidelobes induced by the phase errors in the grating arms, phase noise, polarization variations,bit misalignment, and shot and thermal noise. The influence of these effects on the interconnection's bit error rate (BER) is analyzed. The validity of the Gaussian assumption for the crosstalk noise statistics is discussed. Finally,the model is used to examine the mean crosstalk requirements for various numbers of network nodes.

[IEEE ]

Citation
Thomas Kamalakis and Thomas Sphicopoulos, "Application of the Saddle Point Method for the Evaluation of Crosstalk Implications in an Arrayed-Waveguide Grating Interconnection," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1357- (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-20-8-1357


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. H. Takashi, Y. Hibino and I. Nishi, "Polarization-insensitive arrayed-waveguide grating wavelength multiplexer on silicon", Opt. Lett., vol. 17, pp. 499-501, 1992.
  2. H. Takahashi, K. Oda and H. Toba, "Impact of crosstalk in an arrayed-waveguide multiplexer on N×N optical interconnection", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 1097-1105, June 1996 .
  3. E. Iannone, R. Sabella, M. Avattaneo and G. de Paolis, "Modeling of in-band crosstalk in WDM optical networks", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 17, pp. 1135-1141, July 1999 .
  4. T. Gyselings, G. Morthier and R. Baets, "Crosstalk analysis of multiwavelegth optical cross connects", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 17, pp. 1273-1283, Aug. 1999.
  5. H. Takahashi, K. Oda, H. Toba and Y. Innoue, "Transmission characteristics of arrayed-waveguide N×N wavelength multiplexer", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 447-455, Mar. 1995.
  6. T. Goh, S. Suzuki and A. Sugita, "Estimation of waveguide phase error in silica-based waveguides", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 15, pp. 2107-2213, November 1997.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited