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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3600–3602

Nonlinear communication channels with capacity above the linear Shannon limit

Konstantin S. Turitsyn and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3600-3602 (2012)

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We prove that, under certain conditions, the capacity of an optical communication channel with in-line, nonlinear filtering (regeneration) elements can be higher than the Shannon capacity for the corresponding linear Gaussian white noise channel.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012

Konstantin S. Turitsyn and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Nonlinear communication channels with capacity above the linear Shannon limit," Opt. Lett. 37, 3600-3602 (2012)

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