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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 161–170

Experimental Validation of Numerical Simulations and Performance Analysis of a Coherent Optical-OFDM Transmission System Employing a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

Hamidreza Khaleghi, Pascal Morel, Ammar Sharaiha, and Thierry Rampone

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 161-170 (2013)

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In this paper, a numerical model of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOA) is experimentally validated in terms of the Alpha Factor (αH) and the Four-Wave Mixing (FWM). Besides, a Coherent Optical-Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (CO-OFDM) simulation platform is used to confirm the good agreement between the measured and the simulated Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) of a received signal amplified by the studied SOA in an optical transmission link. In addition, the performance of the SOA on the amplification of a 10.94 Gb/s QPSK CO-OFDM signal is numerically analyzed with respect to the Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) noise, the Alpha Factor, the output saturation power of the SOA and the bit rate.

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Hamidreza Khaleghi, Pascal Morel, Ammar Sharaiha, and Thierry Rampone, "Experimental Validation of Numerical Simulations and Performance Analysis of a Coherent Optical-OFDM Transmission System Employing a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 161-170 (2013)

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