A single channel with a 160-Gb/s optical time-division-multiplexing (OTDM) transmission over 100 km is fabricated. With the help of 500-GHz optical sampling oscilloscopes, the fiber length is adjusted to the order of 10 m, which corresponds to the accuracy of 0.4 ps for the dispersion compensation. The dispersion map is optimized for the 100-km transmission link. A completely error-free transmission with the power penalty of 3.6 dB is achieved for 2 h without using forward error correction.
© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
Nan Jia, Tangjun Li, Kangping Zhong, Muguang Wang, Ming Chen, Dan Lu, Wanjing Peng, and Jianfeng Chi, "Stable error-free single channel 160-Gb/s OTDM 100-km transmission via high-precision dispersion management," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 741-744 (2010)