Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Raman Active Fiber Systems: Application to Recirculating Delay Lines

Emmanuel Desurvire, Moshe Tur, H. J. Shaw

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Abstract

An analysis of photon count statistics of noise in Raman fiber amplifiers and passive optical components is presented. The results are used for evaluating the output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of Raman active recirculating delay lines. It is found that the quadratic dependence of the noise on the number of recirculations causes the SNR to decay with increasing optical delays. Ultimate system performance capabilities, as determined by the SNR quantum limit, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-566
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1986
Externally publishedYes

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