Translator Disclaimer
19 June 1995 Numerical resolution of the Fokker-Planck equation for the study of phase noise filtering in coherent optical systems
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Laser phase noise deteriorates the high sensitivity of heterodyne optical receivers. To reduce phase noise influence, the intermediate frequency signal resulting from the coherent detection is filtered by a narrow bandpass filter (BPF). The phase noise at the input of the BPF generates an amplitude and phase noise at the output of the BPF. The joint probability density function of these noises is evaluated in the case of a first order filter by numerical resolution of a Fokker-Planck equation. A finite difference operator splitting scheme is used. The accuracy of the numerical solution is checked comparing numerically and analytically calculated moments. In addition, a new very efficient method for the analytical calculation of moments is developed. Contour plots of the probability density for both a finite time integrator and a first order filter are compared in order to show the impact of different filter types on phase noise filtering. The marginal pdf of the amplitude and phase noise at the output of the above filters are also calculated.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Ioannis Roudas, J. Holtz, P. Mauratille, G. Debarge, Yves Jaouen, and Philippe B. Gallion "Numerical resolution of the Fokker-Planck equation for the study of phase noise filtering in coherent optical systems", Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.212497
PROCEEDINGS
12 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top