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Cross-channel interference due to mode partition noise in WDM optical systems

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Anandarajah, P. ; Sch. of Electron. Eng., Dublin City Univ., Ireland ; Barry, L.P. ; Kaszubowska, A.

The side mode suppression ratio of self-seeded, gain-switched optical pulses is shown to be a vital parameter in wavelength division multiplexed communications systems. Experiments carried out on a 2-channel wavelength multiplexed set-up using tunable self-seeded gain-switched pulse sources at 2.5 GHz, have demonstrated the cross-channel interference effects which may be encountered if the side mode suppression ratio of one of the sources becomes degraded

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Transparent Optical Networks, 2001. Proceedings of 2001 3rd International Conference on

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