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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7895–7900

PDM-iRZ-QPSK vs. PS-QPSK at 100 Gbit/s over dispersion-managed links

P. Serena, N. Rossi, and A. Bononi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7895-7900 (2012)

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We compare by simulation the performance of 100Gbit/s PDM-iRZ-QPSK and PS-QPSK transmission both in homogeneous and hybrid QPSK/OOK DM links. We detail the reasons of the overall performance investigating each nonlinear effect (SPM, XPM and XPolM) individually. Moreover, we compare the accuracy of the noise loading method with the more realistic use of noisy in-line amplifiers. Results shows that i) PDM-iRZ-QPSK and PS-QPSK have same reach in both homogeneous and hybrid setups, ii) correct simulations must include distributed ASE.

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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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2011
Published: March 21, 2012

P. Serena, N. Rossi, and A. Bononi, "PDM-iRZ-QPSK vs. PS-QPSK at 100 Gbit/s over dispersion-managed links," Opt. Express 20, 7895-7900 (2012)

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