Probability density functions are given for nonlinear phase noise in a photonic communication system in which the information is encoded in the optical phase, both unconditioned and conditioned to the detection of a given amount of pulse energy. It is shown that the reach of a transmission system is increased by ~41% by ideal postcompensation of the nonlinear phase noise.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
Antonio Mecozzi, "Probability density functions of the nonlinear phase noise," Opt. Lett. 29, 673-675 (2004)