Optical fibre digital pulse-position-modulation assuming a Gaussian received pulse shape

R. A. Cryan, R. T. Unwin, I. Garrett, M. J.N. Sibley, N. M. Calvert

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The abundance in bandwidth available in the best monomode fibres may be exchanged for improved receiver sensitivity by employing digital PPM. This paper presents a performance and optimisation analysis for a digital PPM coding scheme operating over a fibre channel employing a PIN-BJT receiver and assuming a Gaussian received pulse shape. We present original results for a 50 Mbit/s, 1.3 μm wavelength digital PPM system and conclude that, provided the fibre bandwidth is several times that of the data rate, digital PPM can outperform commercially available PIN-BJT binary PCM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalIEE proceedings. Part J, Optoelectronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1990


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