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A simple but accurate analytical model for the fiber-optic channel affected by cross-phase modulation (XPM) is proposed and validated through numerical simulations. The model describes XPM as a time-varying and frequency-selective complex fading, whose impact and statistical properties can be analytically investigated. As an example, the proposed model is applied to derive an analytic lower bound to the channel capacity and to investigate the coherence properties of the channel.
Date of Publication: Nov.15, 2012