Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 331-341

Vol. 50 Issue 3 pp. 331-341

Simultaneous monitoring of chromatic dispersion and optical signal to noise ratio in optical links using convolutional neural network and asynchronous delay-tap sampling

Tomasz Mrozek, Krzysztof Perlicki, Andrzej Jakubiak


deep learning, convolutional neural networks, chromatic dispersion, OSNR, asynchronous delay-tap sampling


The article presents a method for image analysis using asynchronous delay-tap sampling (ADTS) technique and convolutional neural networks (CNNs), allowing simultaneous monitoring of many phenomena occurring in the physical layer of the optical network. The ADTS method makes it possible to visualize the course of the optical signal in the form of characteristics (so-called phase portraits), which change their shape under the influence of phenomena (including chromatic dispersion, amplified spontaneous emission noise and other). Using the VPIphotonics software, a simulation model of the ADTS technique was built. After the simulation tests, 10000 images were obtained, which after proper preparation were subjected to further analysis using CNN algorithms. The main goal of the study was to train a CNN to recognize the selected impairment (distortion); then to test its accuracy and estimate the impairment for the selected set of test images. The input data consisted of processed binary images in the form of two-dimensional matrices, with the position of the pixel. This article focuses on the analysis of images containing simultaneously the phenomena of chromatic dispersion and optical signal to noise ratio.

Vol. 50
Issue 3
Article No: 01
pp. 331-341

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