On the distribution and performance implications of interferometric crosstalk in WDM networks

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Abstract

The distribution and performance implications of filtered interferometric crosstalk in optical networks is theoretically and experimentally studied. The probability density function is estimated by using a maximum entropy approach based on analytically derived statistical moments. The theoretical results are confirmed by relevant experimental data obtained from an amplitude shift keying direct detection (ASK/DD) system using directly, and externally modulated light sources. Power penalties are measured for both types of source modulation. The experimental results are in good agreement with theory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-997
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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