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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15477–15482

Experimental investigation of SPM in long-haul direct-detection OFDM systems

Yannis Benlachtar, Giancarlo Gavioli, Vitaly Mikhailov, and Robert I. Killey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15477-15482 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015477


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the effect of self-phase modulation on direct-detection orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) transmission at 11.1 Gb/s over 960km and 1600km uncompensated standard single-mode fiber links. We show that for long-haul systems, the penalties due to nonlinear distortion in OFDM systems are comparable to those in links employing electronic predistortion.

© 2008 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

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2008
Published: September 16, 2008

Citation
Yannis Benlachtar, Giancarlo Gavioli, Vitaly Mikhailov, and Robert I. Killey, "Experimental investigation of SPM in long-haul direct-detection OFDM systems," Opt. Express 16, 15477-15482 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15477


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