100GbE: QPSK versus OFDM

Sander L. Jansen*, Bernhard Spinnler, Itsuro Morita, Sebastian Randel, Hideaki Tanaka

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In this paper the optical performance and complexity of polarization division multiplexed quadrature phase shift keying (PDM-QPSK) is compared to that of PDM orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (PDM-OFDM). The benefits and drawbacks of each modulation format are discussed with respect to the implementation, complexity and transmission performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • 100GbE
  • Chromatic dispersion compensation
  • Fiber-optic transmission systems
  • Long-haul transmission
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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