COHERENT-DETECTION OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: A PROOF OF THE GAUSSIAN BIT ERROR RATE.

Sergio Verdu

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Abstract

It is shown that the asymptotic probability of error of a binary equiprobable hypothesis test for observed Poisson point-processes with rate lambda //i(t) equals b//i (t) plus (p//i (t) plus z)**2, i equals 0, 1, z yields infinity is equal to the error probability of optimum deterministic-signal detection in additive white Gaussian noise when the signals coincide with the square root of the point-process rates. This result proves the folk theorem that coherent-detection optical communication systems have Gaussian bit error rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-387
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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