The use of smart electronic signal processing is emerging as a key technology to enable economical high-performance transceivers for high-speed optical networks (10 Gb/s and beyond). This paper surveys the role, scope, limitations, and challenges of this technology for enterprise, access, and core networks to enable cost-effective optical transceivers and to reuse the installed fiber infrastructure. Further, the state-of-the-art technology results in these areas will also be presented.
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Qian Yu and Abhijit Shanbhag, "Electronic Data Processing for Error and Dispersion Compensation," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4514-4525 (2006)