Impact of modulation index on homodyne crosstalk in optically switched networks

Efraim Boimovich, Sam Rubin, Dan Sadot

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Abstract

The impact of imperfect modulation depth on crosstalk induced penalty in optical switched systems is theoretically and experimentally investigated. A nonlinear relationship with a clear “knee” is observed, indicating an optimum modulation index of 8 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Homodyne crosstalk
  • Modulation index
  • Optical mixing
  • Optical switching
  • Power penalty

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