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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6115–6130

Nonlinear performance of multi-granularity orthogonal transmission systems with frequency division multiplexing

Fan Zhang, Chuanchuan Yang, Xi Fang, Tingting Zhang, and Zhangyuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6115-6130 (2013)

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Orthogonal transmission with frequency division multiplexing technique is investigated for next generation optical communication systems. Coherent optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and single-carrier frequency division multiplexing (SCFDM) schemes are compared in combination with polarization-division multiplexing quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) or 16-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) formats. Multi-granularity transmission with flexible bandwidth can be realized through ultra-dense wavelength division multiplexing (UDWDM) based on the orthogonal technique. The system performance is numerically studied with special emphasis on transmission degradations due to fiber Kerr nonlinearity. The maximum reach and fiber capacity for different spectral efficiencies are investigated for systems with nonlinear propagation over uncompensated standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) links with lumped amplification.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2013
Published: March 4, 2013

Fan Zhang, Chuanchuan Yang, Xi Fang, Tingting Zhang, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Nonlinear performance of multi-granularity orthogonal transmission systems with frequency division multiplexing," Opt. Express 21, 6115-6130 (2013)

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