Investigation of the Use of Electronic Pre-Distortion and MLSE Equalization in Long-Haul Transmission

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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Benlachtar, Y.; Savory, S. J.; Bayvel, P.; Killey, R. I. (Optical Networks Group, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University College London, WC1E 7JE, United Kingdom)

The performance of an 11Gbit/s NRZ transmission system over 1600km utilizing electronic predistortion coupled with 2sample/bit 32-state MLSE equalization is studied. We show that MLSE reduces the OSNR penalty in the linear and nonlinear regime.