Bit-error rate performance of 20 Gbit/s WDM RZ-DPSK non-slope matched submarine transmission systems


Applying direct error counting, we assess the performance of 20 Gbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying (RZ-DPSK) transmission at 0.4 bit/(s Hz) spectral efficiency for application on installed non-zero dispersion-shifted fibre based transoceanic submarine systems. The impact of the pulse duty cycle on the system performance is investigated and the reliability of the existing theoretical approaches to the BER estimation for the RZ-DPSK format is discussed.

Additional Information: Terence Broderick ; Sonia Boscolo and Brendan Slater, "Bit-error rate performance of 20 Gbit/s WDM RZ-DPSK non-slope matched submarine transmission systems", Proc. SPIE 7026, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2007, 702602 (May 02, 2008). Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Event Title: Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2007
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Ufa
Event Dates: 2008-11-26 - 2008-11-28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-0-8194-7239-7
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 13:16
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 11:45
Published Date: 2008-05-02
Authors: Broderick, Terence
Boscolo, Sonia
Slater, Brendan


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