Optical Receivers

  • Sherman Karp
  • Robert M. Gagliardi
  • Steven E. Moran
  • Larry B. Stotts
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


In Chapter 1 we formulated the basic optical communication system model, showing the interface of the optical transmitter, the channel, and the receiver. In this chapter we examine in detail the receiver structure and the way in which the intercepted field at the receiver area is converted to detected signals. Our objective is to define the key parameters characterizing the optical receiver and to establish the relation between these parameters and desired system performance.


Receive Field Dark Current Shot Noise Detector Output Optical Receiver 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherman Karp
    • 1
  • Robert M. Gagliardi
    • 2
  • Steven E. Moran
    • 3
  • Larry B. Stotts
    • 4
  1. 1.Lutronix, Inc.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.SAICSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.DARPAArlingtonUSA

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