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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 860–865

Amplified-spontaneous noise limit of optical OFDM lightwave systems

Arthur James Lowery  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 860-865 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.000860


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Abstract

Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (O-OFDM) systems use electronic digital computation to provide dispersion compensation that can be rapidly adapted to changes in the optical link or optical network. Recent demonstrations have shown compensation of several thousand kilometers. Earlier simulations and analysis showed better sensitivities than non-return to zero systems; however, they assumed optical filters with very narrow bandwidths and narrow-linewidth lasers. This paper explores the effect of the optical filter bandwidths and laser linewidths for both coherent and direct-detection systems using analysis and simulations.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Coherent Systems

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

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Coherent Optical Communication (2008) Optics Express

Citation
Arthur James Lowery, "Amplified-spontaneous noise limit of optical OFDM lightwave systems," Opt. Express 16, 860-865 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-2-860


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