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


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Adaptive communications networks research group
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical transmission systems,photonics,Q parameter,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1873-0310
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 10:32
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 14:30
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Published Date: 2005-05-15
Authors: Eberhard, Marc A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9818-9651)
Blow, Keith J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7859-3438)


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