Phase-induced intensity noise in optical networks that employ directly modulated laser sources is observed to be bit-sequence dependent. This dependence is explained by optical frequency variations that are due to the heating history of the laser chip and is accurately modeled. This effect may permit suppression of phase-induced intensity noise in many types of fiber system with multipaths.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 31, 1994
Published: February 15, 1995
M. Tur, P. J. Legg, M. Shabeer, and I. Andonovic, "Sequence dependence of phase-induced intensity noise in optical networks that employ direct modulation," Opt. Lett. 20, 359-361 (1995)