Effect of Electrical Filtering on Level Dependent ASE Noise

Picture1 Abstract:

We derive an analytical model describing the effect of filtering on amplified spontaneous emission noise during or after opto-electronic conversion. In particular, we show that electrical filtering results in a further reduction of the signal quality factor associated with an effective increase of the noise levels and can lead to counter-intuitive dependencies of the measured signal quality on the characteristics of the test setup. Closed form equations are compared with numerical models and experiments, showing excellent agreement.


J. Witzens, “Effect of Electrical Filtering on Level Dependent ASE Noise,” in review. Available online arXiv:1605.03033.