On the Required Number of WDM Channels When Assessing Performance of 100Gb/s Coherent PDM-QPSK Overlaying Legacy Systems

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Renaudier, J.; Bertran-Pardo, O.; Charlet, G.; Salsi, M.; Bertolini, M.; Tran, P.; Mardoyan, H.; Bigo, S. (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Route de Villejust, 91620, Nozay, France)
Bertolini, M. (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy)

We experimentally analyze WDM nonlinear impairments brought by co-propagating 10Gb/s NRZ channels onto a 100Gb/s PDM-QPSK channel. The PDM-QPSK channel can experience strong nonlinear interactions even from co-propagating channels located far away in the multiplex.