• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Reduction of Four Wave Mixing Nonlinearity Effect in WDM Radio over Fiber Systems


The optical networks are fast, robust and error-free, but there are some nonlinearity hindrances which prevent them from being a perfect medium. The performance of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) in radio over fiber (RoF) systems is found to be intensely influenced by nonlinearity characteristics within the fiber. In this paper, the performance of WDM network is analyzed using optical filter and various external modulation schemes under FWM nonlinearity effect. Here, the effect of input signal power on FWM is studied. Also, the threshold value of input power for different external modulation technique is calculated and hence duobinary modulation is found to be optimal technique for reducing FWM effect in WDM networks.
Keywords :DPSK, Duobinary, Four Wave Mixing (FWM), Noise Power, QAM, QPSK, Radio over Fiber (RoF), SNR, Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM).


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