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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B581–B586

Ultra-long-haul transmission of 7×42.9 Gbit/s PS-QPSK and PDM-BPSK

Carsten Behrens, Domaniç Lavery, David S. Millar, Sergejs Makovejs, Benn C. Thomsen, Robert I. Killey, Seb J. Savory, and Polina Bayvel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B581-B586 (2011)

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We investigated ultra-long-haul transmission of polarization-switched QPSK (PS-QPSK) and polarization-division-multiplexed BPSK (PDM-BPSK) at 42.9 Gbit/s experimentally as well as by means of computer simulations. PDM-BPSK allowed transmission distances in excess of 14,040 km to be achieved, compared to 13,640 km for PS-QPSK. However, PS-QPSK offers a significant reduction in receiver complexity due to the lower symbol-rate.

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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

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

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Carsten Behrens, Domaniç Lavery, David S. Millar, Sergejs Makovejs, Benn C. Thomsen, Robert I. Killey, Seb J. Savory, and Polina Bayvel, "Ultra-long-haul transmission of 7×42.9 Gbit/s PS-QPSK and PDM-BPSK," Opt. Express 19, B581-B586 (2011)

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