Through direct modeling, a reduction of pattern-dependent errors in a standard fiber-based transmission link at 40 Gbits/s rate is demonstrated by application of a skewed data pre-encoding. The trade-off between the improvement of the bit error rate and the loss in the data rate is examined.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2007
Published: July 12, 2007
Brendan Slater, Sonia Boscolo, Alex Shafarenko, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Mitigation of patterning effects at 40 Gbits/s by skewed channel pre-encoding," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 984-990 (2007)