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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23075–23086

Semianalytical estimation of the four-wave mixing noise based on extreme value theory

Ioannis Neokosmidis, Stylianos Marakis, and Dimitris Varoutas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23075-23086 (2013)

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Four-wave mixing (FWM) is one the limiting factors for existing and future wavelength division multiplexed optical networks. A semianalytical method based on Monte Carlo and Extreme Value theory is proposed and applied to study the influence of the FWM noise on the performance of WDM systems. The statistical behavior of the FWM noise is investigated while the Bit-Error rate is calculated for various combinations of the design parameters and for both single and multiple span WDM systems. The semianalytical method is also compared to the Multicanonical Monte Carlo (MCMC) method showing the same efficiency and accuracy with the former providing however the advantage of deriving closed-form approximations for the cumulative distribution functions of the photocurrents in the mark and the space state and the BER.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

Ioannis Neokosmidis, Stylianos Marakis, and Dimitris Varoutas, "Semianalytical estimation of the four-wave mixing noise based on extreme value theory," Opt. Express 21, 23075-23086 (2013)

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