OptiSystem Applications

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.  Using The Component The NRZ pulse generator Generates a Non-Return to Zero coded electrical signal which…

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.

Optical Coherent Receiver Sensitivity Analysis

Optical coherent receiver technology can provide theoretical sensitivity levels to the order of 10’s of photons/bit. This application note provides an overview of common coherent receiver architectures…

BER Analysis of BPSK with RS Encoding

Demonstrates how to perform bit error rate (BER) testing for a binary phase-shift keyed (BPSK) optical system with Reed Solomon (RS) encoders and decoders.

LIDAR Systems Design

OptiSystem is an excellent tool for designing prototype designs of communications and sensor systems. The following application note demonstrates how OptiSystem can be used to design and simulate realistic models for light detection and ranging systems (LIDAR).