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Performance issues associated with WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain switched pulse sources due to mode partition noise effects

Anandarajah, Prince M. and Barry, Liam P. and Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Aleksandra (2002) Performance issues associated with WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain switched pulse sources due to mode partition noise effects. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 14 (8). pp. 1202-1204. ISSN 1041-1135

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Bit-error-rate measurements have been carried out on a four-channel wavelength division multiplexed setup using tunable self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources. These measurements demonstrate the degradation in overall system performance, due to mode partition noise, as the sidemode suppression ratio of the self-seeded gain-switched optical pulse sources is reduced. The results also show that the constraints on the minimum sidemode suppression ratio required increase with the number of channels in the system.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical fiber communications; optical pulse generation; mode partition noise; semiconductor laser; wavelength-division multiplexing;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
Physical Sciences > Lasers
Physical Sciences > Semiconductors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the Dublin City University's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
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Deposited On:28 Jan 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 09:51

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