Information capacity of nonlinear fiber-optical systems

Bernard Wu, Evgenii Narimanov

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We develop information-theoretical description of nonlinear optical communication systems. We present a non-perturbative calculation of the information capacity for different modulation formats, and demonstrate that fiber nonlinearity leads to exponential suppression of the channel capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2005
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557527849, 9781557527844
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2005 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2005Mar 6 2005

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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