Method for the Determination of a Quality-of-Transmission Estimator along the Lightpaths of Partially Transparent Networks

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lavigne, B.; Leplingard, F.; Lorcy, L.; Balmefrezol, E.; Antona, J. C.; Zami, T.; Bayart, D. (Alcatel-Lucent Research & Innovation, Route de Villejust, 91620 Nozay, France)

We propose a method to determine an analytical expression of the transmission Q-factor along a lightpath in a transparent networl. We experimentally assess its accuracy on a SMF-based WDM transmission system at 10.7 Gbit/s.