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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6613–6618

Optimum dispersion mapping of single-channel 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying transmission systems

Fan Zhang, Christian-A. Bunge, Klaus Petermann, and Andre Richter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6613-6618 (2006)

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We present a numerical study of the performance of 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying (RZ-DPSK) transmission with different dispersion maps. The optimum dispersion mapping for RZ-DPSK format are discussed and compared with those for on-off keying (OOK). Two pseudo-linear transmission systems, one using standard single-mode fiber and the other nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber, are investigated, respectively. In principle, the optimum dispersion mapping for RZ-DPSK format is different from that for OOK and depends on intra-channel four-wave mixing and nonlinear phase noise.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Fan Zhang, Christian A. Bunge, Klaus Petermann, and Andre Richter, "Optimum dispersion mapping of single-channel 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying transmission systems," Opt. Express 14, 6613-6618 (2006)

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