Observation of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Ultrahigh-speed In-phase and Carrier-suppressed RZ OTDM 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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Hirooka, Toshihiko; Osawa, Kou; Okazaki, Masatada; Nakazawa, Masataka (Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi 980-8577, Japan)
Murai, Hitoshi (Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., 550-5 Higashiasawaka, Hachioji-shi, 193-8550, Japan)

We report that stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) plays an important role in ultrahigh-speed bitwise phase-controlled OTDM transmission such as in-phase and carrier-suppressed RZ. SBS-induced performance limitation in a 160 Gbit/s-500 km transmission is described.