Simple eye-closure penalty estimate for amplitude noise-degraded signals

Terence Broderick, Sonia Boscolo

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We present a simplified model for a simple estimation of the eye-closure penalty for amplitude noise-degraded signals. Using a typical 40-Gbit/s return-to-zero amplitude-shift-keying transmission, we demonstrate agreement between the model predictions and the results obtained from the conventional numerical estimation method over several thousand kilometers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical transmission, switching, and subsystems VI
EditorsKen-ichi Kitayama, Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino, Kim Roberts, Yikai Su
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7376-9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2008
EventOptical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 27 Oct 2008 → …

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Period27/10/08 → …

Bibliographical note

Terence Broderick and Sonia Boscolo, "Simple eye closure penalty estimate for amplitude noise-degraded signals", Ken-ichi Kitayama ; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino ; Kim Roberts and Yikai Su (eds). Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 71362D (November 11, 2008).
Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.


  • eye diagram
  • eye closure penalty
  • Gaussi an statistics
  • on-off keying


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