We propose a novel method for effective simulation of optical fiber transmission system performance with nonlinear interaction between the amplified spontaneous emission noise and the modulated optical signal employing on–off keying. The method enables a standard analytical description of the receiver operation even when the detected optical field obeys non-Gaussian statistics with a substantial amount of nonlinear phase noise accumulated along the fiber link due to strong signal–noise interaction.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: February 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: June 7, 2007
Evgeny Vanin, Gunnar Jacobsen, and Anders Berntson, "Nonlinear phase noise separation method for on-off keying transmission system modeling with non-Gaussian noise generation in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1740-1742 (2007)