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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 350–356

Optical performance monitoring in coherent optical OFDM systems

William Shieh, Rodney S. Tucker, Wei Chen, Xingwen Yi, and Graeme Pendock  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 350-356 (2007)

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Optical performance monitoring is an indispensable feature for optical systems and networks. In this paper, we propose the concept of optical performance monitoring through channel estimation by receiver signal processing. We show that in coherent-optical-orthogonal-frequency-division-multiplexed (CO-OFDM) systems, critical optical system parameters including fiber chromatic dispersion, Q value, and optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) can be accurately monitored without resorting to separate monitoring devices.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

William Shieh, Rodney S. Tucker, Wei Chen, Xingwen Yi, and Graeme Pendock, "Optical performance monitoring in coherent optical OFDM systems," Opt. Express 15, 350-356 (2007)

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