Reliability Modelling for Optical Amplified Communication Systems

  • M. Chown
  • G. A. Whitmore
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Abstract

This paper describes practical analytical methods based on Markov chains that allow the study of more realistic models for optical amplified communication systems while maintaining a useful level of simplicity for clarity. The methods not only yield numerical answers to particular problems but also offer insight into design tradeoffs for reliable systems.

Keywords

Markov Chain Transmission Line Transition Matrix Transmission System Markov Chain Model 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chown
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. A. Whitmore
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.BNR EuropeMcGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Harlow, EssexCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of ManagementMontrealCanada

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