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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2120–2126

Electronic compensation of chromatic dispersion using a digital coherent receiver

Seb J. Savory, Giancarlo Gavioli, Robert I. Killey, and Polina Bayvel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2120-2126 (2007)

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Digital signal processing (DSP) combined with a phase and polarization diverse coherent receiver is a promising technology for future optical networks. Not only can the DSP be used to remove the need for dynamic polarization control, but also it may be utilized to compensate for nonlinear and linear transmission impairments. In this paper we present results of a 42.8Gbit/s nonlinear transmission experiment, using polarization multiplexed QPSK data at 10.7GBaud, with 4 bits per symbol. The digital coherent receiver allows 107,424 ps/nm of chromatic dispersion to be compensated digitally after transmission over 6400km of standard single mode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Seb J. Savory, Giancarlo Gavioli, Robert I. Killey, and Polina Bayvel, "Electronic compensation of chromatic dispersion using a digital coherent receiver," Opt. Express 15, 2120-2126 (2007)

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