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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B445–B451

The validity of “Odd and Even” channels for testing all-optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM long-haul fiber systems

Liang B. Du and Arthur J. Lowery  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B445-B451 (2012)

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We investigate experimentally the validity of testing all-optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM systems using interleaved test channels derived from only two data sources. These “odd and even” channels are insufficiently decorrelated, so experiments underestimate the inter-carrier interference (ICI). Additionally, numerical simulations demonstrate that using odd and even channels generates stronger nonlinear distortions during transmission, causing an unrealistically large penalty in the nonlinearity-limited region.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2012
Published: November 30, 2012

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Liang B. Du and Arthur J. Lowery, "The validity of “Odd and Even” channels for testing all-optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM long-haul fiber systems," Opt. Express 20, B445-B451 (2012)

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