We present a capacity estimate of fiber-optic communication systems limited by fiber nonlinearity. The analysis reveals that a 5 bits/s/Hz capacity in a single polarization for transmission over 2000 km is possible using advanced technologies.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
R. Essiambre, G. J. Foschini, P. J. Winzer, G. Kramer, and E. C. Burrows, "The Capacity of Fiber-Optic Communication Systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuE1.
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