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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3659–3672

Performance of balanced detection in a coherent receiver

Yves Painchaud, Michel Poulin, Michel Morin, and Michel Têtu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3659-3672 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003659


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Abstract

The quality of balanced detection in a coherent receiver is analyzed theoretically and experimentally. The impact of the characteristics of the optics on the balanced detection is presented. A parameter that characterizes the performance of the balanced detection suitable for the whole optical front-end is proposed.

© 2009 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
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: February 24, 2009

Citation
Yves Painchaud, Michel Poulin, Michel Morin, and Michel Têtu, "Performance of balanced detection in a coherent receiver," Opt. Express 17, 3659-3672 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3659


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