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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6874–6880

Optical signal to noise ratio monitoring using single channel sampling technique

Yi Yu, Banghong Zhang, and Changyuan Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6874-6880 (2014)

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In this paper, we propose a novel method to depict 2-dimension (2-D) phase portrait by using single-channel-sampling (SCS) technique, which can be used for optical performance monitoring. Single low speed sampling scheme reduces cost and complexity of monitoring system setup significantly. In the experimental demonstration, optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) is monitored from 10 dB to 30 dB by statistical analysis on pattern evolution of the generated 2-D phase portrait in both NRZ and RZ systems. The chromatic dispersion (CD) influence on OSNR monitoring performance is also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2014
Published: March 17, 2014

Yi Yu, Banghong Zhang, and Changyuan Yu, "Optical signal to noise ratio monitoring using single channel sampling technique," Opt. Express 22, 6874-6880 (2014)

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