Using receiver eigenmodes, we perform a time-dependent analysis of optical receivers whose optical inputs are corrupted by the amplified spontaneous emission. We use Gaussian receivers for the analysis with Gaussian input pulses. We find the number of contributing eigenmodes increases as the measurement time moves from the pulse center towards the pulse edges at the output of the optical receiver's electrical filter. This behavior is dependent on the bandwidth ratio between the optical and the electrical filters as well as the input pulse's time width.
© 2013 Optical Society of Korea
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2013
Published: August 25, 2013
Kyung Hee Seo, Jae Seung Lee, and Alan E. Willner, "Time-dependent Analysis of Optical Receivers Using Receiver Eigenmodes," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 17, 305-311 (2013)
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