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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2237–2243

Equalization-Enhanced Phase Noise in Mode-Division Multiplexed Systems

Keang-Po Ho and William Shieh

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2237-2243 (2013)

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When an electronic equalizer is used to compensate the modal dispersion in a mode-division multiplexed system, receiver phase noise induces interference to the multi-input- multi-output (MIMO) receiver. Based on the statistics of the modal dispersion in the strong coupling regime, the interference variance is evaluated analytically based on an exact model, a semicircle asymptotic for large number of modes, and a first-order approximation.

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Keang-Po Ho and William Shieh, "Equalization-Enhanced Phase Noise in Mode-Division Multiplexed Systems," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 2237-2243 (2013)

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