Optimization of WDM (N × 40 Gbit/s) transmission in strong symmetric dispersion maps

E. G. Shapiro*, M. P. Fedoruk, V. Mezentsev, S. K. Turitsyn, A. Shafarenko, K. Tanaka, I. Morita, N. Edagawa, M. Suzuki

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We have performed numerical and experimental optimization of dispersion-managed Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Return-to-Zero (RZ) transmission without in-line control at 40 Gbit/s per channel in symmetric dispersion maps using effective area enlarged positive dispersion fiber and reverse dispersion fiber. Our results show the feasibility of transmission over 2800 km without Forward Error Correction (FEC) and over 4500 km with 8 % FEC overhead. The results of numerical modeling are in good agreement with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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