POLMUX-QPSK modulation and coherent detection: the challenge of long-haul 100G transmission

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Borne, Dirk van den; Jansen, Sander L.; Wuth, Torsten (Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co.KG, 81379 Munich, Germany)
Sleiffer, Vincent A. J. M.; Alfiad, Mohammad S. (Cobra institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5000MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

The rise of coherent detection and digital signal processing is drastically changing the design of optical transmission systems. In this paper we review the challenges and opportunities offered by such receivers in the design of long-haul 100G systems.