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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8660–8670

Unveiling nonlinear effects in dense coherent optical WDM systems with Volterra series

Jacklyn D. Reis and António L. Teixeira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8660-8670 (2010)

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In this paper, the effect of fiber nonlinear effects on coherent optical WDM systems is investigated through numerical simulations. The analysis of the most relevant fiber nonlinear effects is made recurring to the Volterra series transfer function method, which allows us to quantify its impact on the transmission of multi-level modulated signals employing digital coherent receiver. The performance transmission is evaluated using vector analysis of the received signal’s constellation where firstly we validate against split-step simulations that VSTF is suitable for optimizing coherent optical WDM transmission; then we evaluate the different contributions of the fiber nonlinear distortions imposed on the coherent optical QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM channels by co-propagating lower data rate intensity modulated channels.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2010
Published: April 9, 2010

Jacklyn D. Reis and António L. Teixeira, "Unveiling nonlinear effects in dense coherent optical WDM systems with Volterra series," Opt. Express 18, 8660-8670 (2010)

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