Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Dispersion on Nonlinear Phase Noise in RZ-DPSK Systems

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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Coelho, L. D.; Hanik, N. (Institute for Communications Engineering, Munich University of Technology, 80290 Munich, Germany)
Molle, L.; Gross, D.; Freund, R.; Caspar, C. (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin, Germany)
Schmidt, E.-D. (Nokia Siemens Networks, Hofmannstr. 51, 81359, Munich, Germany)

Using a novel Karhunen-Love expansion method, we verify numerically and experimentally that the effect of dispersion can improve the performance of RZ-DPSK systems when nonlinear phase noise is the dominant impairment.