We demonstrate the record total capacity of 69.1 Tb/s with a spectral efficiency of 6.4 b/s/Hz by employing 21.4-Gbaud 16-QAM modulation, blind digital coherent detection, and 10.8-THz ultra-wideband amplification in the C- and extended L-bands.
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(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
A. Sano, H. Masuda, T. Kobayashi, M. Fujiwara, K. Horikoshi, E. Yoshida, Y. Miyamoto, M. Matsui, M. Mizoguchi, H. Yamazaki, Y. Sakamaki, and H. Ishii, "69.1-Tb/s (432 x 171-Gb/s) C- and Extended L-Band Transmission over 240 Km Using PDM-16-QAM Modulation and Digital Coherent Detection," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PDPB7.
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