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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24745–24752

Unrepeatered field transmission of 2 Tbit/s multi-banded coherent WDM over 124 km of installed SMF

Paola Frascella, Naoise Mac Suibhne, Fatima C. Garcia Gunning, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Paul Gunning, and Andrew D. Ellis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24745-24752 (2010)

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In this paper we report field transmission of a 2Tbit/s multi-banded Coherent WDM signal over BT Ireland’s installed SMF, using EDFA amplification only, with mixed Ethernet (with FEC) and PRBS payloads. To the best of our knowledge, the results obtained represent the highest total capacity transmitted over installed SMF with orthogonal subcarriers. BERs below 10−5 and no frame-loss were recorded for all 49 subcarriers. Extended BER measurements over several hours showed fluctuations that can be attributed to PMD and to dynamic effects associated with clock instabilities.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Paola Frascella, Naoise Mac Suibhne, Fatima C. Garcia Gunning, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Paul Gunning, and Andrew D. Ellis, "Unrepeatered field transmission of 2 Tbit/s multi-banded coherent WDM over 124 km of installed SMF," Opt. Express 18, 24745-24752 (2010)

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