We report a successful coherent 100G field trial over installed fiber links of a total of 769 km, investigating the performance of coherent technology for key network scenarios and applications including network upgrade, a new dispersion-compensation-module-less network design, polarization mode dispersion tolerance and support for alien wavelengths. In addition, we evaluated the end to end transport performance of 100GE and 10GE client signals.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012
Yu Rong Zhou, Kevin Smith, Mark Wilkinson, Roger Payne, Andrew Lord, Tex Bennett, and Michael Frankel, "Coherent 100G Field Trial Over Installed Fiber Links: Investigating Key Network Scenarios and Applications [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, B35-B41 (2012)