Performance issues associated with WDM optical systems using self-seeded gain switched pulse sources due to mode partition noise effects

P. Anandarajah, L.P. Barry, A. Kaszubowska
2002 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
Bit-error-rate measurements have been carried out on a four-channel wavelength division multiplexed setup using tunable self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources. These measurements demonstrate the degradation in overall system performance, due to mode partition noise, as the sidemode suppression ratio of the self-seeded gain-switched optical pulse sources is reduced. The results also show that the constraints on the minimum sidemode suppression ratio required increase with the number of channels
more » ... number of channels in the system. Index Terms-Optical fiber communications, optical pulse generation, mode partition noise, semiconductor laser, wavelength-division multiplexing.
doi:10.1109/lpt.2002.1022018 fatcat:w7ugto4sije2thpwhrz2krvvve