The 8991-km-long transpacific segment of the Tyco Global Network (TGN) [TGN is a trademark of Tyco Telecommunications, Eatontown, NJ 07724 USA], connecting Hillsboro, Oregon, USA to Toyohashi, Japan, is the first installed dispersion-flattened dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) system. In this paper, we describe the development path bringing this system from the computer design stage to a field trial, which confirms that the installed segment can support the design capacity of 96 × 10 Gb/s customer channels per fiber pair. Commercial channels have been provisioned on this segment with satisfactory system margins. Exploratory transmission results at 128 × 12.3 Gb/s over this segment are also reported here. The experimental results agree well with our expectations based on the results from our system design simulator.
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Bamdad Bakhshi, Massimo Manna, Georg Mohs, Dmitriy I. Kovsh, Robert L. Lynch, Michael Vaa, Ekaterina A. Golovchenko, William W. Patterson, William T. Anderson, Patrick Corbett, Shijun Jiang, Michael M. Sanders, Haifeng Li, George T. Harvey, Alan Lucero, and Stuart M. Abbott, "First Dispersion-Flattened Transpacific Undersea System: From Design to Terabit/s Field Trial," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 233- (2004)