Bit-error-rate limitations due to laser phase noise in single-mode optical fiber systems with multiple paths.

M. Tur, E. L. Goldstein, C. A. Brackett

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Abstract

For systems that are essentially single- mode (ignoring polarization degeneracy), the contributions from multiple paths add on an amplitude basis so that interference phenomena are bound to take place. It is shown how laser phase noise in such systems modifies the power dependence of the bit error rate (BER) so that, in certain conditions, the error rate becomes power-independent at a level unacceptable for reliable communication. This is true for both direct-detection and coherent communication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpt Fiber Commun Conf 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 1 Summ Pap
PublisherPubl by Optical Soc of America
Pages136
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1557520216
StatePublished - 1988

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NameOpt Fiber Commun Conf 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 1 Summ Pap

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