MATLAB Simulink Simulation Platform for Photonic Transmission Systems


High speed and ultra-high capacity optical communications have emerged as the essential techniques for backbone global information transmission networks. As the bit rate of the transmission system gets higher and higher 40 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s the modeling of proposed modulation techniques is very important so as to avoid costly practical demonstration. The search for a universal modeling platform for such systems is urgent. Matlab Simulink has become the universal mathematical and modeling tools in most universities and re-search laboratories around the world. This paper thus describes the modeling techniques for advanced photonic transmission systems and Simulink is proven to be very effective platform for development of photonic communications systems due its comprehensive blocksets. The simulation is based mainly on the physical phenomena and understanding of its concepts of communications and photonics. Simulink models are given as examples of various sub-systems of the photonic transmission systems. Some simulated trans-mission performances are demonstrated as examples of final results obtained from Simulink models of the transmission systems.

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L. BINH, "MATLAB Simulink Simulation Platform for Photonic Transmission Systems," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2009, pp. 97-117. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.22012.

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