OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 607–617

Quantum and semiclassical theory of noise in optical transmission lines employing in-line erbium amplifiers

Antonio Mecozzi  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 607-617 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000607


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (204 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The quantum theory of noise in a chain of gain–loss elements is reviewed. A new derivation is given of the characteristic function of the photon-number distribution at the output of a long amplifier chain. The results of the quantum theory are compared with those of the semiclassical theory, and it is shown that in most practical cases the semiclassical theory gives an excellent approximation of the full quantum result. It is shown that transparency sets a fundamental limit on the maximum distance over which a signal can be transmitted and hence on the maximum spacing between regenerative stations. An analytic estimate of this limit is given.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

Citation
Antonio Mecozzi, "Quantum and semiclassical theory of noise in optical transmission lines employing in-line erbium amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 607-617 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-4-607

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited