Lumped dispersion mapping and performance margins in existing SMF-DCF terrestrial links

Bhamber, R., French, C., Turitsyn, S.K., Mezentsev, V., Forysiak, W. and Nijhof, J.H.B. (2008). Lumped dispersion mapping and performance margins in existing SMF-DCF terrestrial links. Journal of Optical Networking, 7 (2), pp. 106-110.


We demonstrate that the transmission of 40 Gbits/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying (RZ-DPSK) signals is robust to lumped dispersion mapping on a typical installed terrestrial single-mode fiber/dispersion compensating fiber (SMF-DCF) link and will withstand, in this case, propagation through over 800 km of SMF with zero in-line group-velocity dispersion compensation while maintaining similar performance to configurations with periodic mapping. We establish that upgrading similar point-to-point links, which have lumped dispersion maps, are compatible with 40 Gbits/s RZ-DPSK and that economic benefits can be realized when implementing lumped dispersion mapping in new 40 Gbits/s RZ-DPSK terrestrial links, while incurring a relatively low performance penalty. (c) 2008 Optical Society of America.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Non-linearity and complexity research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Networks and Communications,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2008-02-01
Authors: Bhamber, R.
French, C.
Turitsyn, S.K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Mezentsev, V. ( 0000-0002-8415-1767)
Forysiak, W.
Nijhof, J.H.B.


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