Q-factor contour mapping for evaluation of optical transmission systems: Soliton against NRZ against RZ pulse at zero group velocity dispersion

A. Sahara, H. Kubota, M. Nakazawa

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Abstract

A new method for evaluating the performance of optical transmission systems is proposed, that plots the Q-factor on a contour map as a function of transmission power and fibre dispersion. For a given group velocity dispersion (GVD), the power margin at a given Q-factor is obtained immediately. A comparison of the soliton, RZ pulse at zero GVD and NRZ pulse reveals that the dispersion-allocated soliton has the largest margin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-916
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Optical communication
  • Performance evaluation
  • Soliton transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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