Monitoring optical WDM-networks by using statistical methods

H.J.S. Dorren, M.P.H. van de Bergh, J.J.G.M. van der Tol

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Abstract

A novel method to monitor the performance of WDM channels in an optical network is presented. From the photo-diode current of a detected optical signal, an amplitude histogram is generated; the probability density function (PDF). By analysing the PDF, information is obtained about several performance parameters, including the optical power as well as the noise-levels on the bit-levels of the channels. A wavelength dependent attenuator has to be used to extract these performance parameters uniquely. Experimental evidence demonstrates that the method can be used to analyse at least three WDM channels simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications and Fourth Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, APCC/OECC '99
Pages303-305
Number of pages3
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Event5th Asia-Pacific Conference Communications and 4th Optoloelectronics Communications Conference (APCC/OECC 1999) - Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
Duration: 18 Oct 199922 Oct 1999
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th Asia-Pacific Conference Communications and 4th Optoloelectronics Communications Conference (APCC/OECC 1999)
Abbreviated titleAPCC-OECC '99
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period18/10/9922/10/99
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