Modelling pulse propagation in optical communication systems using wavelets

I. Pierce, Paul Rees, P. S. Spencer, K. A. Shore

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An alternative solution method based on wavelets and the fast wavelet transform is described. The transform at the heart of the algorithm splits a signal into wavelets rather than frequencies that stretch over the whole width of the signal. Some wavelets in a basis set are broad, with only a few required to cover the whole pulse width and correspond to a large scale approximation of the signal. Other wavelets are narrow and only cover a small fraction of the same time interval, and correspond to local, high frequency details in the signal. A strength of this presentation is that only a subset of the possible wavelets are required to adequately describe an optical signal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1998Aug 14 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
CityPrinceville, HI, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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