Chromatic dispersion compensation using full-field maximum-likelihood sequence estimation


We investigate full-field detection-based maximum-likelihood sequence estimation (MLSE) for chromatic dispersion compensation in 10 Gbit/s OOK optical communication systems. Important design criteria are identified to optimize the system performance. It is confirmed that approximately 50% improvement in transmission reach can be achieved compared to conventional direct-detection MLSE at both 4 and 16 states. It is also shown that full-field MLSE is more robust to the noise and the associated noise amplifications in full-field reconstruction, and consequently exhibits better tolerance to nonoptimized system parameters than full-field feedforward equalizer. Experiments over 124 km spans of field-installed single-mode fiber without optical dispersion compensation using full-field MLSE verify the theoretically predicted performance benefits.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: chromatic dispersion,detection ,modulation,electronic dispersion compensation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 0733-8724
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 14:33
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Published Date: 2010-04-01
Authors: Zhao, Jian A.
McCarthy, Mary E. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1348-1574)
Ellis, Andrew D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Gunning, Paul



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