Non-optimality of distributed amplification in presence of nonlinear phase noise

Pak Tao Lau, Joseph M. Kahn

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review


We study the optimization of the number of amplifiers in a link of fixed overall length with nonlinear phase noise, and show that bit-error ratio and capacity are optimized by a finite number of amplifiers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528098, 9781557528094
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 2006 - Whistler, Canada
Duration: 25 Jun 200625 Jun 2006


ConferenceOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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