System optimization and significant reach extension using alternating dispersion compensation for 160 Gbit/s transmission links

Ismail Emre Araci, Sascha Vorbeck, Malte Schneiders, M. Junaid Ansari, N. Peyghambarian, Franko Kueppers

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Dispersion post compensated 160 Gbit/s transmission systems are optimized for a wide range of transmission fiber and DCF input powers. The simulation results for SMF, NZDSFHD, NZDSFLD fiber types and for NRZ, RZ, CSRZ and CSRZ-DPSK modulation formats are presented. CSRZ-DPSK modulation, balanced receiver (Bal-Rx) and NZDSFHD transmission fiber combination found to be superior to others, giving 880 km system reach with Q > 6. The alternating dispersion compensation is then applied and optimized for various modulation format and fiber types. This simple dispersion management technique provided significant system reach extension of 60% when CSRZ-DPSK modulation, Bal-Rx and SMF transmission fiber combination is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6336-6344
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 22 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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