High Resolution Characterization of the Spectral Broadening Due to Inter-Channel Fiber Nonlinearities

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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Kashi, Aazar S.; Cartledge, John C.; Rezania, Ali; Bakhshali, Ali (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada)
O'Sullivan, Maurice; Laperle, Charles; Borowiec, Andrzej; Roberts, Kim (Ciena Corporation, Ottawa, ON, Canada)

The spectral broadening due to inter-channel fiber nonlinearities is quantified in terms of the spectral edge power for 256 Gb/s dual-polarization 16-QAM signals in a 9-channel system with 37.5 GHz channel spacing.