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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2000
  • pp: 704–706

Demonstration of massive wavelength-division multiplexing over transoceanic distances by use of dispersion-managed solitons

L. F. Mollenauer, P. V. Mamyshev, J. Gripp, M. J. Neubelt, N. Mamysheva, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, and Torben Veng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 704-706 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000704


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Abstract

By combining a special dispersion map that has nearly constant path-average dispersion, a hybrid amplification scheme involving backward-pumped Raman gain, and sliding-frequency guiding filters, we have demonstrated massive wavelength-division multiplexing at 10 Gbits/s per channel, error free (bit-error rate, ≤1×10-9 for all channels), without the use of forward error correction, over greater than 9000 km, using dispersion-managed solitons. The number of channels (27) was limited only by a temporary lack of amplifier power and gain flatness. Terabit capacities are to be expected in the near future.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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L. F. Mollenauer, P. V. Mamyshev, J. Gripp, M. J. Neubelt, N. Mamysheva, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, and Torben Veng, "Demonstration of massive wavelength-division multiplexing over transoceanic distances by use of dispersion-managed solitons," Opt. Lett. 25, 704-706 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-10-704

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