We present the first demonstration of 256 QAM coherent optical transmission, where 64 Gbit/s polarization-multiplexed data at 4 Gsymbol/s were successfully transmitted over 160 km with an optical bandwidth of only 5.4 GHz.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
M. Nakazawa, S. Okamoto, T. Omiya, K. Kasai, and M. Yoshida, "256 QAM (64 Gbit/s) Coherent Optical Transmission over 160 km with an Optical Bandwidth of 5.4 GHz," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OMJ5.
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