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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15718–15727

Equalization-enhanced phase noise for coherent-detection systems using electronic digital signal processing

William Shieh and Keang-Po Ho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15718-15727 (2008)

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In coherent optical systems employing electronic digital signal processing, the fiber chromatic dispersion can be gracefully compensated in electronic domain without resorting to optical techniques. Unlike optical dispersion compensator, the electronic equalizer enhances the impairments from the laser phase noise. This equalization-enhanced phase noise (EEPN) imposes a tighter constraint on the receive laser phase noise for transmission systems with high symbol rate and large electronically-compensated chromatic dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(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: August 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2008
Published: September 19, 2008

William Shieh and Keang-Po Ho, "Equalization-enhanced phase noise for coherent-detection systems using electronic digital signal processing," Opt. Express 16, 15718-15727 (2008)

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