Impact of WDM Channel Correlations on Nonlinear Transmission

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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Dar, Ronen; Chandrasekhar, Sethumadhavan; Gnauck, Alan H.; Li, Borui; Cho, Junho; Burrows, Ellsworth C.; Winzer, Peter J. (Bell Laboratories, Nokia, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA)

We study the impact of channel correlations on the accumulation of nonlinear interference noise in WDM transmission experiments. Theoretical predictions, split-step simulations and experimental measurements indicate negligible impact for QPSK transmission, but notably strong artifacts for high-order QAM formats.