Accession Number : ADA439968

Title :   Optical Communications: A Compendium of Signal Formats, Receiver Architectures, Analysis Mathematics, and Performance Characteristics

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Boroson, Don M.

PDF Url : ADA439968

Report Date : 09 SEP 2005

Pagination or Media Count : 253

Abstract : There are a number of options for modulation formats in optical fiber and free-space lasercom systems. There are a seemingly even greater number of options for receiver architectures. Although most of these possibilities and combinations have been analyzed in journal publications and textbooks, there does not seem to be a single place to look for all relevant results concerning these options. Furthermore, comparisons of the options do not seem to have been methodically tabulated. In this work, then, we will present, describe, analyze, and compare the theoretical communications performance metrics of the most common optical modulation formats paired with the basic classes of receiver types.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *RECEIVERS, *MODULATION, SIGNAL PROCESSING, QUANTUM THEORY, LASER COMMUNICATIONS, RADIOFREQUENCY, INFORMATION THEORY, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE