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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1295–

Scalability of Spectrum-Sliced DWDM Transmission and Its Expansion Using Forward Error Correction

Shin Kaneko, Jun-ichi Kani, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Akira Ohki, Mitsuru Sugo, and Shin Kamei

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 1295- (2006)

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This paper clarifies the scalability of spectrum-sliced dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM) transmission systems primarily intended for metro access applications. A theoretical analysis elucidates the tradeoff between the loss budget and the sliced bandwidth (i.e., the number of channels with assuming light sources with a fixed bandwidth). Moreover, the use of forward error correction (FEC) to expand scalability is studied. Based on the analysis, two spectrum-sliced DWDM transmission schemes are introduced. One demonstrates 1.25-Gb/s, eight channel spectrum-sliced DWDM transmission through the use of directly modulated super-luminescent diodes (SLDs), and the other confirms 10-Gb/s, eight channel spectrum-sliced DWDM transmission with the channel spacing of 200 GHz through the use of FEC.

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Shin Kaneko, Jun-ichi Kani, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Akira Ohki, Mitsuru Sugo, and Shin Kamei, "Scalability of Spectrum-Sliced DWDM Transmission and Its Expansion Using Forward Error Correction," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 1295- (2006)

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