Capacity Approaching Transmission using Probabilistic Shaping and DBP for PFE Constrained Submarine Optical Links

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Maher, Robert; Lavery, Domanic; Liga, Gabriele; Paskov, Milen; Alvarado, Alex (Optical Networks Group, UCL (University College London), London, UK)
Fehenberger, Tobias; Bayvel, Polina (Institute for Communications Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany)

Probabilistic constellation shaping and DBP enables the reduction in per-channel launch power by 2.2 dB, in a 150 channel 11000 km submarine link. For a fixed PFE voltage of 12 kV, the total system throughput is increased by 64 %.