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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B608–B614

Investigation of spectrally shaped DFTS-OFDM for long haul transmission

Susmita Adhikari, Sander Jansen, Maxim Kuschnerov, Beril Inan, Marc Bohn, and Werner Rosenkranz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B608-B614 (2012)

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DFTS-OFDM has been proposed recently as an alternative to coherent optical OFDM due to its improved transmission performance. This paper proposes spectral shaping for DFTS-OFDM which reduces the PAPR leading to further improvement in nonlinear tolerance. It is shown that for both SSMF and LEAF, the optimized spectrally shaped DFTS-OFDM outperforms DFTS-OFDM for dispersion managed and unmanaged links by ~10.8% and ~6.8%, respectively. The number of bands and the excess bandwidth parameters are also investigated to optimize the transmission performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2012
Published: December 6, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Susmita Adhikari, Sander Jansen, Maxim Kuschnerov, Beril Inan, Marc Bohn, and Werner Rosenkranz, "Investigation of spectrally shaped DFTS-OFDM for long haul transmission," Opt. Express 20, B608-B614 (2012)

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