Experimental Comparison of Nonlinear Compensation in Long-Haul PDM-QPSK Transmission at 42.7 and 85.4 Gb/s

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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Millar, D. S.; Makovejs, S.; Mikhailov, V.; Killey, R. I. (Optical Networks Group, University College London, UK)
Mikhailov, V.; Bayvel, P.; Savory, S. J. (OFS Laboratories, 19 Schoolhouse Rd, Somerset, New Jersey, 08873, USA)

We compare the nonlinear limits of 42.7 and 85.4 Gb/s PDM-QPSK transmission. Intra-channel nonlinearity compensation is demonstrated, with increase of optimum launch power by 1dB in each case and corresponding increase in maximum reach to 11635km and 8100km, respectively.