Impairment Identification in an Optical Transparent Network Using OFDM Transmission

Conference: Photonische Netze - 9. ITG-Fachtagung
04/28/2008 - 04/29/2008 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mayrock, Markus; Haunstein, Herbert (Institute for Information Transmission, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Cauerstr. 7/LIT, D-91058 Erlangen)

Monitoring of optical transmission impairments is achieved by signal processing at the receiver. In an OFDM system spectral properties can be extracted for this purpose in particular. The proposed method, which allows separation of linear and non-linear impairments, is applied in simulation to monitor a number of paths in a small test network.