OptiSystem Applications

How To Setup A Bias Generator In Optisystem

The DC bias generator acts as a DC source. In this example we combine the output of a DC bias generator to the output of a sine generator to observe the effect of adding a DC component. We will also modify the properties of the generator to observe the effects that result from changing each…

Optical System Parameter Optimization

Learn how to setup, manage, and analyze optimizations using OptiSystem. We investigate single parameter, multi-parameter & gain flattening scenarios.   Download the full PDF guide.    

How To Setup A Noise Source Generator In Optisystem

The Noise Source Block acts as a source of thermal noise. In this example, we have a user defined bit sequence connected to an NRZ pulse generator which will represent the data signal. We will be combining a noise source with our data signal to show how noise affects it.  We will then observe the…

How To Set Up An NRZ Pulse Generator In OptiSystem

The NRZ Pulse Generator component allows users to create a sequence of non-return to zero pulses that are coded by a digital signal input. This video describes how to setup and modify the NRZ Pulse Generator in OptiSystem. 

FBG Fiber Loop Mirror Sensor Design Basics

Fiber loop mirror configurations have been used in several different applications. One important application is sensing. Inserting a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) in the fiber loop mirror allows exploiting the switching feature of the loop mirror to enable enhanced sensing and accessing capabilities.

Signal Quality Ratios

When designing or analyzing the performance of an analog or digital link, the following signal metrics are commonly used…

Optical Receiver Analysis (PIN-TIA-LA)

The overall performance of a point-to-point optical communication link is normally defined based on the minimum average optical power, measured at the input to the optical receiver…

Matched Filter Analysis

A matched filter is an ideal filter which acts upon a received signal so as to maximize its signal to noise ratio (SNR). Under conditions of additive white Gaussian noise, the SNR…

Digital Modulation Analysis (PSK)

Digital modulation systems are used to transmit digital (quantized) information over a medium such as air or optical fiber. Transmission is achieved by mapping the information…

MATLAB Data Formats

This application note will describe the Matlab Data Formats that are available within OptiSystem.