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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1095–1097

Noise-assisted binary information transmission in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Sylvain Barbay, Giovanni Giacomelli, and Francesco Marin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 15, pp. 1095-1097 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001095


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Abstract

The response of a polarization-bistable vertical cavity surface emitting laser to a small amplitude, pseudorandom binary signal is experimentally studied. A high-contrast output is obtained when the optimum amount of noise is added to the system. The quality of the transmission, measured by the bit-error rate, exhibits a resonantlike behavior as a function of the input noise. We analyze possible applications of this transmission scheme to optical communications and compare it with those used in a standard amplitude modulation scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Sylvain Barbay, Giovanni Giacomelli, and Francesco Marin, "Noise-assisted binary information transmission in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 25, 1095-1097 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-15-1095


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