Impact of modulation format and filtering on the calculation of amplified spontaneous emission noise penalty

Shiva Kumar, John Mauro, Srikanth Raghavan

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We report a generalized analytical model for computing amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise in optically amplified systems. Our new model analytically takes into account both the pulse shape associated with different modulation formats as well as the exact transfer functions of the optical and electrical filters. We compare our model against fully numerical simulations and show excellent agreement for all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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