In a previous paper,1 we have shown that when an optical preamplifier is used in the receiver of a spectrum-sliced wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) system, there is an optimum channel bandwidth to bit rate ratio to minimize the required average number of photons per bit N¯p, and that N¯p is more than 10 dB lower than that achievable with PIN receivers.

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