Performance evaluation of optical cross-connects by saddlepoint approximation

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Eduward Tangdiongga

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The impact of in-band crosstalk on the transmission performance of optical cross-connects, incorporating (de)multiplexers and space switches, is studied. A statistical description of the receiver decision variable that yields a performance analysis in good agreement with experiment is given. Bit error rate and power penalties are calculated using the so-called saddlepoint approximation which is numerically simple and gives accurate results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


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