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Some statistical remarks on the derivation of BER in amplified optical communication systems

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2 Author(s)
Abramovich, F. ; Raymond & Beverly Sackler Fac. of Exact Sci., Tel Aviv Univ., Israel ; Bayvel, P.

We consider the signal detection problem in amplified optical transmission systems as a statistical hypothesis testing procedure, and we show that the detected signal has a well-known chi-squared distribution. In particular, this approach considerably simplifies the derivation of bit-error rate (BER). Finally, we discuss the accuracy of the Gaussian approximations to the exact distributions of the signal

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 9 )