The performance of spectrally compressed optical modulation formats in the presence of Rayleigh and ASE-dominated noise are investigated and quantified. The results show that wider modulation formats outperform narrower bandwidth formats unless format-tailored filtering is used.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
C. F. Marki, N. Alic, M. Gross, G. Papen, S. Esener, and S. Radic, " Performance of NRZ and Duobinary Modulation Formats in Rayleigh and ASE-Dominated Dense Optical Links," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OFD6.
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