Performance comparison of SSMF and ultra wave fibers for ultra-long-haul 40-Gb/s WDM transmission

Pincemin, E., Tan, A., Tonello, A., Wabnitz, S., Ania-Castañón, J.D., Mezentsev, V., Turitsyn, S.K., Jaouën, Y. and Grüner-Nielsen, L. (2007). Performance comparison of SSMF and ultra wave fibers for ultra-long-haul 40-Gb/s WDM transmission. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19 (20), pp. 1613-1615.


We experimentally compare the performance of standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) and UltraWave fiber (UWF) for ultra-long-haul (ULH) 40-Gb/s wavelength- division- multiplexing transmissions. We used the carrier-suppressed return-to-zero amplitude-shift-keying (CSRZ-ASK) and the carrier-suppressed return-to-zero differential-phase-shift-keying (CSRZ-DPSK) formats, which are particularly well-adapted to 40-Gb/s pulse-overlapped propagation. We demonstrate that transmission distance well beyond 2000 km can be reached on UWF with both the CSRZ-ASK and CSRZ-DPSK formats, or on SSMF with the CSRZ-DPSK format only, thus indicating that SSMF-based infrastructure of incumbent carriers can be upgraded at 40-Gb/s channel rates to ULH distances. © 2007 IEEE.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Non-linearity and complexity research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: modulation formats,optical communications,optical fibers,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
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Published Date: 2007-10-15
Authors: Pincemin, E.
Tan, A.
Tonello, A.
Wabnitz, S.
Ania-Castañón, J.D.
Mezentsev, V. ( 0000-0002-8415-1767)
Turitsyn, S.K. ( 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Jaouën, Y.
Grüner-Nielsen, L.


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