Can SSMF handle ULH 40-Gb/s WDM 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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Tan, A.; Pincemin, E.; Jaouen, Y. (France Telecom, R&D Division, 2 Avenue Pierre Marzin, 22307 Lannion, France)
Tonello, A.; Wabnitz, S. (Institut Carnot, Universit de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5209, Dijon, France)
Ania-Castan, J. D.; Mezentsev, V.; Turitsyn, S. K. (Photonics Research Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
Grner-Nielsen, L. (OFS Fitel Denmark, Priorparken 680, DK-2605 Brondby, Denmark)

We experimentally compare the performance of the SSMF and UltraWaveTM fibers for ULH 40 Gb/s WDM transmissions, with both the CSRZ-ASK and CSRZ-DPSK modulation formats. We show that ULH transmission distances (>2000 km) can be reached on SSMF by using the CSRZ-DPSK format only, thus proving that SSMF-based infrastructure of incumbent carriers can be used at 40 Gb/s channel rates on ULH distances.