The feasibility of 1-Tbit/s transoceanic systems based on in-line optical regeneration of 40-Gbit/s channels is numerically investigated. The roles of fiber dispersion, fiber mode area, and channel and regenerator spacings are analyzed, and the corresponding operating ranges for error-free transmission are determined. The results represent a first step in designing multi-terabit-per-second global transmission systems based on realistic components and parameters.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
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(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Erwan Pincemin, Olivier Leclerc, and Emmanuel Desurvire, "Feasibility of 1-Tbit/s (25 × 40Gbit/s) transoceanic optically regenerated systems," Opt. Lett. 24, 720-722 (1999)