Power Consumption of a Minimal-DSP Coherent Link with a Polarization Multiplexed Pilot-Tone

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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Lundberg, Lars; Andrekson, Peter A.; Karlsson, Magnus (Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Fougstedt, Christoffer; Larsson-Edefors, Per (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

We experimentally study the trade-off between performance and DSP power consumption. While minimal DSP allows transmission of 16QAM at 5 GBaud, the symbol rate can be increased if an extra equalizer is added, leading to energy savings in optical components.