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Reduction of excess intensity noise in spectrum-sliced incoherent light for WDM applications

Keating, A.J. and Sampson, David (1997) Reduction of excess intensity noise in spectrum-sliced incoherent light for WDM applications Journal of Lightwave Technology, 15 (1). pp. 53-60.

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We investigate wideband reduction of excess intensity noise in incoherent light for application to spectrum-sliced WDM systems. The noise reduction scheme is based on optoelectronic feedforward compensation. We derive expressions for the probability density function of noise-reduced incoherent light and present measurements that are in good agreement with theory. We evaluate the significant levels of improvement obtainable in the capacity of spectrum-sliced WDM channels. For example, to obtain a signal-to-noise ratio of 50, a noise-reduced channel requires six times less optical bandwidth than a spectral slice without noise reduction.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
Keating, A.J.
Date : 1997
DOI : 10.1109/50.552113
Uncontrolled Keywords : Feedforward compensation, Optical fiber communications, Optical noise, Spectrum-slicing, Wavelength-division multiplexing, Optoelectronic feedforward compensation, Spectrum sliced incoherent light, Bandwidth, Bit error rate, Channel capacity, Communication channels (information theory), Interference suppression, Probability density function, Signal to noise ratio, Spectrum analysis, Spurious signal noise, Frequency division multiplexing
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2018 10:34
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2018 11:33

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