We model the propagation of an 80-Gb/s wavelength-converted signal generated by utilizing XPM in a highly nonlinear fiber. After propagation over 1280 km or less, wavelength conversion adds no signal degradation in terms of BER.
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V. Veerasubramanian, J. Hu, J. Zweck, and C. R. Menyuk, "Propagation Analysis of an 80-Gb/s Wavelength-Converted Signal Utilizing XPM," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA69.