Interferometric noise, arising from the optical interference of the desired information signal and parasitic crosstalk waveforms at the detector, affects practically all optical networks and induces potentially unacceptable power penalties and bit-error-rate floors. A model is used routinely to treat the detrimental effect of beat noise, relying heavily on the noise statistics of the sources both for single and multiple interferers. The specific network and subsystem architectures plagued by interferometric noise, and the limit to the crosstalk levels that can be tolerated for acceptable performance, are described.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - Orlando, FL, USA|
Duration: 1 Dec 1998 → 4 Dec 1998