Generalization of a recently published technique for the evaluation of error probability in fiber-optic communication systems is described. The crux of the method is a minimax approximation of the cumulative distribution function of the additive noise. The additive noise is not constrained to be Gaussian. Examples and comparisons with previously published techniques are presenteb.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/26.297844
Journal IEEE Transactions on Communications
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Nakhla, M.S. (1994). Error Probability for Multilevel Digital Systems in Presence of Intersymbol Interference and Additive Noise. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 42(7), 2380–2383. doi:10.1109/26.297844