The performances of radio on fiber (RoF) systems with a dual-electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) are optimized by numerical equations including the third order intermodulation (IM3) as well as amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise. We investigate a signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio (SNDR) considering fiber dispersion with respect to an input signal power and an EDFA gain in both noise-dominant and third order intermodulation (IM3)-dominant cases. We also verify that the numerical analysis results are well matched with those of a commercial simulator, VPItransmissionMaker. In the analysis results, the optimum input signal power for the maximum SNDR of a RoF system with EDFA was reduced over 8 dB compared with that without EDFA. The dramatic reduction of IM3 power at a receiver was resulted from this decrement of input signal power. Thus, the maximum SNDR of the system with EDFA was obtained over 17 dB at 40 km fiber compared with that of the system without EDFA. In addition, the results showed that the SNDR was efficiently improved by EDFA in the noise-dominant case, while the SNDR improvement was negligible by EDFA in the IM3 dominant case.
Photonic Network Communications – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 10, 2013
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud