BER of optical communication system using fiber source
Young, James F.
optical fiber communication; bit-error rate (BER); superfluorescent fiber source (SFS); wavelength-division multiple access (WDMA)
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.
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