We propose and demonstrate a novel pre-emphasis technique that, knowing pre-FEC BER values, automatically optimizes the performance margins of WDM channels in a line with OADM’s. We successfully tested it using commercial equipment.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
E. Ciaramella, S. Brugioni, E. Matarazzo, F. Cavaliere, and L. Giorgi, "Automated Performance Equalization in WDM Networks with Inline Optical Add Drop Multiplexers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper NWE3.
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