Non-Linear Propagation Limits and Optimal Dispersion Map for 222 Gbit/s WDM Coherent PM-16QAM transmission

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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Carena, A.; Curri, V.; Poggiolini, P. (OptCom, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129, Torino, Italy)
Forghieri, F. (Cisco Photonics Italy srl, Via Philips 12, 20052, Monza, Italy)

We investigate through simulation the impact of non-linear propagation on 222Gbit/s WDM coherent PM-16QAM. We show that the best performance is achieved using full electronic dispersion compensation, with a significant system reach of about 1000km.