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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26762–26773

Information-rate analysis of a fiber-optic transmission system including 2R signal regenerators

Masayuki Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26762-26773 (2013)

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Performance of a single-channel fiber-optic transmission system in which signal regenerators are periodically inserted is analyzed in terms of information rate (IR) considering channel memory. Limitations in using regenerators in a system having non-zero residual dispersion between the regenerators are discussed. It is shown that a type of signal impairment caused by the interaction between the transmission-fiber dispersion and the regenerator nonlinearity is pattern-dependent and will be mitigated by the use of sequence estimation after detection at the receiver.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2013
Published: October 29, 2013

Masayuki Matsumoto, "Information-rate analysis of a fiber-optic transmission system including 2R signal regenerators," Opt. Express 21, 26762-26773 (2013)

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