Equalization-enhanced phase noise induced timing jitter

Keang Po Ho, Pak Tao Lau, William Shieh

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In electronic digital signal processing based optical communication systems, digital equalization for chromatic dispersion interacts with local oscillator phase noise to produce equalization-enhanced phase noise (EEPN). In addition to both phase and intensity noises, EEPN also induces timing jitter to the equalized signal. For a 100 Gbit/s quadrature-phase-shift keying signal with laser linewidth of 300 kHz, the timing jitter is up to 20% of the symbol interval for a transmission distance of 1500 km.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-587
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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