Numerical Q parameter estimates for scalar and vector models in optical communication system simulations

Marc A. Eberhard*, Keith J. Blow

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Abstract

The Q parameter scales differently with the noise power for the signal-noise and the noise-noise beating terms in scalar and vector models. Some procedures for including noise in the scalar model largely under-estimate the Q parameter. We propose a simple method for including noise within a scalar model which will allow both the noise-noise dominated limit and the signal-noise dominated limit to be treated consistently. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Volume249
Issue number4-6
Early online date3 Feb 2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2005

Keywords

  • optical transmission systems
  • photonics
  • Q parameter

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