A simple analytical model for dense WDM/OOK systems
Ha, Tri T.
Borchardt, Randy L.
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We derive the closed form expression for the bit error probability of dense WDM systems employing an external OOK modulator. Our model is based upon a close approximation of the optical Fabry-Perot filter in the receiver as a single-pole RC filter for signals that are bandlimited to a frequency band approximately equal to one sixtieth of the Fabry-Perot filter's free spectral range. Our model can handle bit rates up to 2.5 Gb/s for a free spectral range of 3800 GHz and up to 5 Gb/s when the power penalty is 1 dB or less.
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