Int J Performability Eng ›› 2007, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (4): 501-503.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.07.4.p501.mag

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On the Use of Gaussian Approximation for Reliable Performance Evaluation in Optical DPSK Systems

Qun Zhang and Han-Way Huang   

  1. Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001, USA


In this paper, we propose to extend the Guassian approximation (GA) method for reliable system performance evaluation from the traditional optical on-off keying (OOK) systems to the emerging optical differential phase shift keying (DPSK) systems. The proposed method can be used to guide efficient numerical estimate as well as experimental measurement of the noise-loading back-to-back DPSK system performance where the inter-symbol-interference (ISI) is not significant.
Received on August 07, 2007
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