Theoretical and Experimental Performance Evaluation Methods for DD-OFDM Systems with Optical Amplification

Adolfo V. T. Cartaxo, Tiago M. F. Alves


Several methods have been proposed to evaluate theoretically and experimentally the performance of optically amplified direct-detection orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems. In this paper, we review those methods, and highlight their main advantages and disadvantages.

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