Abstract

In this paper, the performance of midlink spectral inversion (MLSI) is compared with the performance of"conventional"dispersion compensation fiber (DCF)-based transmission for two data formats: 43-Gb/s ON-OFF keying nonreturn-to-zero (OOK-NRZ) and 43-Gb/s duobinary. In the MLSI-based system, a polarization-diverse subsystem was used for spectral inversion employing magnesium-oxide-doped periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide technology. The transmission link consists of 8 × 100 km standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) using erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) for amplification. Compared to the DCF-based system, it is seen that the MLSI-based configuration enhances the dispersion tolerance for both the NRZ and the duobinary modulation formats. It is concluded that the combination of the MLSI and the duobinary modulation format yields a highly dispersion-tolerant stable 43-Gb/s transmission system.

© 2006 IEEE

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription