Optical performance monitoring using SOI-based spectral analysis

Zhuili Huang, Ye Tian, Yufei Liu, Huaijian Luo, Xiaojing Long, Changyuan Yu

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A novel optical performance monitoring (OPM) method based on Fourier transform spectrum analysis (FTSA) is designed for optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) monitoring, modulation format and baud rate recognition in the presence of fiber nonlinearities. The interference intensities, which reflect spectral features of signals, are obtained by exploiting the FTSA consisting of two-stage Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) arrays. Then, the mapping between the OPM parameters and modulated interference intensity (MII) is characterized using neural networks without prior knowledge of the configuration of the communication network. Results show that optical performance parameters are monitored simultaneously. Meanwhile, the accuracy of modulation format and baud rate recognition is 94.8% and most (over 86%) OSNR monitoring errors are less than ±1 dB under complex transmission conditions in presence of frequency offset and delay jitter. Besides, the FTSA can be fabricated on a silicon on insulator (SOI) platform with a large fabrication tolerance, and it has broad working bandwidth to support the full optical communication band. Therefore, the proposed OPM method is capable of integration and miniaturization, which can be ubiquitously applied in network intermediate nodes to support the construction of smart optical networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6397-6412
Number of pages16
JournalOptics Express
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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