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Title: BER of optical communication system using fiber source
Author: Nguyen, Lim; Aazhang, Behnaam; Young, James F.
Type: Conference paper
Keywords: optical fiber communication; bit-error rate (BER); superfluorescent fiber source (SFS); wavelength-division multiple access (WDMA)
Citation: L. Nguyen, B. Aazhang and J. F. Young, "BER of optical communication system using fiber source," pp. 480, 1995.
Abstract: We analyze the bit-error rate (BER) of an optical communication system using the superfluorescent fiber source (SFS). The counting statistics of thermal light give improved performance relative to the Gaussian statistics that predict a BER floor. We consider a spectrum-sliced wavelength-division multiple access (WDMA) system that employs the SFS.
Date Published: 1995-11-20

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