Scalability of Optical Networks: Crosstalk Limitations

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 678)


This chapter presents a simple model for the performance analysis of optical networks with regard to linear optical crosstalk and accumulated spontaneous emission noise. The proposed model is useful for evaluating the crosstalk re¬quirements on the devices needed to support an optical network with a certain numbers of nodes and with a given level of error probability.


Optical Network Amplify Spontaneous Emission Optical Amplifier Reference Node Saddlepoint Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
    • 1
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
    • 1
  1. 1.COBRA InstituteEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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