In-service signal quality monitoring and multi-impairment discrimination based on asynchronous amplitude histogram evaluation for NRZ-DPSK systems
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IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.
asynchronous sampling; optical performance monitoring; Q-factor; estimation; GROUP-VELOCITY DISPERSION; PM-AM CONVERSION; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
A novel in-service signal quality monitoring technique for nonreturn-to-zero differential phase-shift keying signals using asynchronous amplitude histogram evaluation has been demonstrated. As a result of phase-to-amplitude modulation, there are three Gaussian distributions in the amplitude histogram. The widths of the Gaussian distributions are related to the amount of amplified spontaneous emission, while the separations between the Gaussian distributions increase monotonically with fiber dispersion. The amount of dispersion and optical signal-to-noise ratio can, thus, be directly extracted and discriminated from the amplitude histogram.
Ieee Photonics Technology Letters
"In-service signal quality monitoring and multi-impairment discrimination based on asynchronous amplitude histogram evaluation for NRZ-DPSK systems" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5403.