Understanding nonlinear phase noise in optical DPSK systems

Y. Yadin, M. Shtaif, M. Orenstein*

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The nonlinear phase noise, caused by the combination of amplifier ASE and fiber nonlinearities, limits the performance of phase-modulated systems. The effect of such noise was exhibited experimentally and in simulations. However, no analytical model was provided to analyze the statistics of this nonlinear noise as yet. This paper anlyzes the nonlinear phase noise analytically, compares the results to previously reported experimental results, and provide a method for calculating the BER in DPSK systems limited by the phase noise that was generated by the optical nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-766
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings - TUCSON, AZ, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 200330 Oct 2003


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