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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B223–B231

Transmission of 1.936 Tb/s (11 × 176 Gb/s) DP-16QAM superchannel signals over 640 km SSMF with EDFA only and 300 GHz WSS channel

Jianqiang Li, Magnus Karlsson, Peter A. Andrekson, and Kun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B223-B231 (2012)

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With an improved receiver-side spectral shaping technique by introducing and optimizing one tap coefficient in the intermediate response, we successfully transmitted 1.936 Tb/s (11 × 176 Gb/s) DP-16QAM superchannel signal over 8 × 80 km SSMF with EDFA-only and two 280 GHz wavelength selective switches (WSSs) in support of future 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet with up to 20% forward error correction overhead. The 280 GHz 3-dB bandwidth of the WSS passband permits a sufficient guardband if the 1.936 Tb/s superchannel signals are placed in a 300 GHz WSS channel.

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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
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Jianqiang Li, Magnus Karlsson, Peter A. Andrekson, and Kun Xu, "Transmission of 1.936 Tb/s (11 × 176 Gb/s) DP-16QAM superchannel signals over 640 km SSMF with EDFA only and 300 GHz WSS channel," Opt. Express 20, B223-B231 (2012)

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