1 January 1991 Modeling direct detection and coherent-detection lightwave communication systems that utilize cascaded erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 1372, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24916
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
A theoretical model has been applied to predict the performance of lightwave communication systems which incorporate cascaded erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs). The model has been applied to direct and coherent detection systems. We have used the model to predict the performance of new direct-detection system configurations which demonstrate the limits of bandwidth x length products which can be obtained in future experimental systems. We have carried out a sensitivity analysis of direct and coherent lightwave communication systems incorporating EDFAs to variations in critical system parameters. These include: optical bandwidth electrical bandwidth bit-rate spontaneous emission factor fiber chromatic dispersion number of cascacTed EDFAS splice efficiency and source laser linewidth. We have also developed a model for a direct-detection system which uses distributed erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (DEDFAS) and used the model to predict the performance of such a system. Results indicate that a high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) ratio can be maintained throughout the system if the gain per unit length is held at a fairly low level. Compared with a " lumped" amplifier approach we find that the distributed fiber amplifier approach yields a 14 dB improvement in SNR.
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Brian T. Joss, Harish R. Sunak, "Modeling direct detection and coherent-detection lightwave communication systems that utilize cascaded erbium-doped fiber amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 1372, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24916; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24916
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