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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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 Dates: 2008-11-26 - 2008-11-28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-0-8194-7239-7
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2008-05-02
Authors: Broderick, Terence
Boscolo, Sonia (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Slater, Brendan



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