Robust Detection of 10.7-Gb/s DPSK Using Joint Decision Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation

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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Alfiad, M. S.; Borne, D. van den; Koonen, A. M. J.; Waard, H. de (COBRA institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Hauske, F. N. (Federal Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany)
Napoli, A. (Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Hoffmanstr. 51, Munich, Germany)

We experimentally apply Joint-Decision MLSE (JD-MLSE) detection to 10.7-Gbit/s DPSK. We demonstrate that a JD-MLSE using the constructive and destructive components preserves the 3-dB OSNR advantage of DPSK over OOK in dispersion-limited optical systems.