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Optics Express

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5112–5119

Transmission of 100Gb/s Coherent PDM-QPSK over 16x100km of Standard Fiber with all-erbium amplifiers

J. Renaudier, G. Charlet, O. Bertran-Pardo, H. Mardoyan, P. Tran, M. Salsi, and S. Bigo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5112-5119 (2009)

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We report on the performance of 100Gb/s coherent non return-to-zero (NRZ-) polarization division multiplexed (PDM-) quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) transmission over 16x100km of standard single mode fibre under constraints of typical transparent terrestrial networks, employing Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers. We first evaluate the impact of cross non linear effects onto the performance of 100Gb/s coherent PDM-QPSK signals and we investigate the impact of shifting one of the polarization multiplexed tributaries by half a symbol duration with respect to the other one. Finally we show that this solution is robust against channel-to-channel cross-talk from transparent nodes and does not suffer from performance degradation stemming from co-propagating 40Gb/s channels.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2008
Published: March 17, 2009

J. Renaudier, G. Charlet, O. Bertran-Pardo, H. Mardoyan, P. Tran, M. Salsi, and S. Bigo, "Transmission of 100Gb/s Coherent PDM-QPSK over 16x100km of standard fiber with allerbium amplifiers," Opt. Express 17, 5112-5119 (2009)

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