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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22796–22807

Optimized digital backward propagation for phase modulated signals in mixed-optical fiber transmission link

Rameez Asif, Chien-Yu Lin, M. Holtmannspoetter, and Bernhard Schmauss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22796-22807 (2010)

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The parametric optimization of Digital Backward Propagation (DBP) algorithm for mitigating fiber transmission impairments is proposed and numerically demonstrated for phase modulated signals in mixed-optical fiber transmission link. The optimization of parameters i.e. dispersion (D) and non-linear coefficient (γ) offer improved eye-opening (EO). We investigate the optimization of iterative and non-iterative symmetric split-step Fourier method (S-SSFM) for solving the inverse non-linear Schrödinger equation (NLSE). Optimized DBP algorithm, with step-size equal to fiber module length i.e. one calculation step per fiber span for obtaining higher computational efficiency, is implemented at the receiver as a digital signal processing (DSP) module. The system performance is evaluated by EO-improvement for diverse in-line compensation schemes. Using computationally efficient non-iterative symmetric split-step Fourier method (NIS-SSFM) upto 3.6dB referenced EO-improvement can be obtained at 6dBm signal launch power by optimizing and modifying DBP algorithm parameters, based on the characterization of the individual fiber types, in mixed-optical fiber transmission link.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Rameez Asif, Chien-Yu Lin, M. Holtmannspoetter, and Bernhard Schmauss, "Optimized digital backward propagation for phase modulated signals in mixed-optical fiber transmission link," Opt. Express 18, 22796-22807 (2010)

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