Relative phase noise induced impairment in CO-OFDM optical communication system with distributed fiber Raman amplifier
Shum, Perry Ping
Date of Issue2014
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
In this letter, we demonstrate that the interplay between Raman pump relative intensity noise and cross-phase modulation leads to a relative phase noise (RPN) that brings non-negligible performance degradation to coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM) transmission systems with co-pumped Raman amplification. By theoretical analysis and numerical simulation, we proved that RPN brings more system impairment in terms of Q-factor penalty than the single carrier system, and relatively larger walk-off between pump and signal helps to suppress the RPN induced impairment. A higher-order modulated signal is less tolerant to RPN than a lower-order signal. With the same spectral efficiency, the quadrature-amplitude modulation format shows better tolerance to RPN than phase-shift keying. The reported findings will be useful for the design and optimization of Raman amplified CO-OFDM multi-carrier transmission systems.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Wireless communication systems
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