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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 3990–3995

Intra-channel nonlinearity in differentially phase-modulated transmission

A. Mecozzi, M. Tabacchiera, F. Matera, and M. Settembre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 3990-3995 (2011)

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The mechanisms responsible for nonlinear impairments in single-channel phase modulated system employing differential detection are investigated. The role of dispersion precompensation is discussed. It is shown that precompensation may be designed as to minimize the in-phase components of the fluctuations thus reducing nonlinear impairments. In differential-phase-shift-keying the effect of precompensation is stronger than in differential-quadrature-phase-shift-keying. The results of an analytic theory are compared with split-step based computer simulations using realistic system parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

A. Mecozzi, M. Tabacchiera, F. Matera, and M. Settembre, "Intra-channel nonlinearity in differentially phase-modulated transmission," Opt. Express 19, 3990-3995 (2011)

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