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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard Barry
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Jul. 11, 2002
  • pp: 237–248

Amplitude sensitivity limits of optical sampling for optical performance monitoring

Mihaela Dinu and Francesco Quochi  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 237-248 (2002)

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We derive limits on the sensitivity of optical sampling methods for optical performance monitoring, accounting both for the fundamental detection limit and for realistic detector and thermal noise sources during detection. Nonlinear and linear (homodyne) sampling are compared with optoelectronic monitoring techniques.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: April 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2002
Published: July 11, 2002

Mihaela Dinu and Francesco Quochi, "Amplitude sensitivity limits of optical sampling for optical performance monitoring," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 237-248 (2002)

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