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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2079–2084

Orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing for dispersion compensation of long-haul optical systems

Arthur James Lowery and Jean Armstrong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2079-2084 (2006)

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We show using simulations that a combination of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Optical Single Sideband Modulation (OSSB) can be used to adaptively compensate for chromatic dispersion in ultra-long-haul 10 Gbps Standard Single-Mode Fiber (S-SMF) links. Additionally, for optical noise limited systems with Forward-Error Correction, OFDM can accept an Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (OSNR) 0.5 dB lower than NRZ systems providing the optical carrier is suppressed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Arthur Lowery and Jean Armstrong, "Orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing for dispersion compensation of long-haul optical systems," Opt. Express 14, 2079-2084 (2006)

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