Receiver sensitivity in optical and microwave, heterodyne and homodyne systems
2014 (English)In: Journal of optical communications, ISSN 0173-4911, Vol. 35, no 3, 221-229 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we analyze the sensitivities of coherent optical receivers and microwave receivers. We derive theoretical limits of signal-to-noise ratio and bit error rate. By applying a generic approach to a broad range of receivers, we can compare their performance directly. Other publications have considered some of these receivers. However, their diverse nature obscures the big picture. Using our results as a unifying platform, previous publications can be compared and discrepancies between them identified.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 35, no 3, 221-229 p.
bit error rate (BER), coherent optical receivers, microwave receivers, receiver sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161029DOI: 10.1515/joc-2013-0164ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906959441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-161029DiVA: diva2:794763
QC 201503122015-03-122015-03-062015-11-19Bibliographically approved