Keywords: optical receiver, MAX3267, MAX3277, MAX3676, MAX3864, MAX3873, MAX3875, MAX3876, MAX3877, MAX3878, MAX3910, MAX3912, MAX3970 Related Parts
By: Sharon Wang
Abstract:In an optical transmission system, one essential parameter in determining the system power budget is the optical receiver sensitivity, which is defined as the minimum average optical power for a given bit error rate (BER). To make a good optical receiver design, it is critical to understand the different parameters that will cause impairments in the overall receiver sensitivity. This application note provides an in-depth analysis of the complete receiver optical sensitivity and the potential power penalties related to the accumulation of random noise and inter-symbol interference (ISI) in both amplitude and timing. The analysis is based on normal receiver sensitivity assuming an ideal input signal with negligible impairment such as ISI, rise/fall time, jitter, and transmitter relative intensity noise (RIN).
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