In an all-Raman amplified, recirculating loop containing 100-km spans, we have tested dense wavelength-division multiplexing at 10 Gbits/s per channel, using dispersion-managed solitons and a novel, periodic-group-delay-complemented dispersion-compensation scheme that greatly reduces the timing jitter from interchannel collisions. The achieved working distances are ≈9000 and ≈20, 000 km for uncorrected bit error rates of <10<sup>-8</sup> and <10<sup>-3</sup> , respectively, the latter corresponding to the use of “enhanced” forward error correction; significantly, these distances are very close to those achievable in single-channel transmission in the same system.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(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
Linn F. Mollenauer, Andrew Grant, Xiang Liu, Xing Wei, Chongjin Xie, and Inuk Kang, "Experimental test of dense wavelength-division multiplexing using novel, periodic-group-delay-complemented dispersion compensation and dispersion-managed solitons," Opt. Lett. 28, 2043-2045 (2003)