Modeling the Bit-Error-Rate Performance of Nonlinear Fiber-Optic Systems

Ori Golani, Ronen Dar, Meir Feder, Antonio Mecozzi, Mark Shtaif

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We present a detailed statistical model of nonlinear interference noise (NLIN) in optical communication systems. We demonstrate an efficient method of calculating second-order statistics of the NLIN coefficients, particularly their temporal autocorrelation and cross correlation. The model is highly accurate in predicting system performance metrics such as bit-error-rate and signal-To-noise ratio, and is shown to provide better accuracy with respect to models that use the NLIN variance alone, particularly when accounting for the adaptive filtering of realistic receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7488240
Pages (from-to)3482-3489
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2016


  • Fiber nonlinear optics
  • nonlinear interference
  • nonlinearity mitigation
  • optical fiber communication
  • time varying inter symbol interference


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