Coherent demodulation provides linear transfer of distortions from the optical into the electrical domain. We show by use of Monte-Carlo simulations which equalizer structures available today are best suited to equalize chromatic dispersion after coherent demodulation.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
B. Spinnler, P. M. Krummrich, and E. Schmidt, " Chromatic Dispersion Tolerance of Coherent Optical Communications Systems with Electrical Equalization," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWB2.