Scientific Results

Can SSMF handle ULH 40-Gb/s WDM transmission?

Year: 2007

Authors: Tan A., Pincemin E., Jaouen Y., Tonello A., Wabnitz S., Ania-Castañón J.D., Mezentsev V., Turitsyn S.K., Grüner-Nielsen L.

Autors Affiliation: France Telecom, R and D Division, 2 Avenue Pierre Marzin, Lannion, 22307, France; Institut Carnot, Université de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5209, Dijon, France; Photonics Research Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom; OFS Fitel Denmark, Priorparken 680, Brondby, DK-2605, Denmark

Abstract: We experimentally compare the performance of the SSMF and UltraWave™ fibers for ULH 40 Gb/s WDM transmissions, with both the CSRZ-ASK and CSRZ-DPSK modulation formats. We show that ULH transmission distances (>2000 km) can be reached on SSMF by using the CSRZ-DPSK format only, thus proving that SSMF-based infrastructure of incumbent carriers can be used at 40 Gb/s channel rates on ULH distances.

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KeyWords: Optical communication, 40 Gb/s; Channel rates; Csrz-dpsk; Incumbent carriers; Transmission distances; WDM transmission, Light transmission
DOI: 10.1049/ic:20070467

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