Effect of Statistical Variations in the Response of Cascaded ROADMs on 100 Gb/s DP QPSK System Performance

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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Cartledge, John C.; Doggart, Clay (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada)
O'Sullivan, Maurice; Laperle, Charles; Borowiec, Andrzej; Roberts, Kim (Ciena Corporation, Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Using a real-time transceiver, the performance implications of passband impairments and bandwidth narrowing resulting from the cascading of ROADMs are assessed using a programmable optical filter and variable bandwidth optical filter to emulate the overall response.