A comparison of electrical and optical dispersion compensation for 111-Gbit/s POLMUX-RZ-DQPSK

M.S.A.S. Al Fiad, D. Borne, van den, S.L. Jansen, T. Wuth, M. Kuschnerov, G. Grosso, A. Napoli, H. Waardt, de

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Abstract

In this paper, we experimentally investigate the tolerance of 111-Gb/s polarization multiplexed return-to-zero differential quadrature phase-shift keying (POLMUX-RZ-DQPSK) signals with respect to nonlinear impairments in a link with either (inline) optical or (receiver-side) electrical dispersion compensation. After transmission of more than 2000 km of LEAF, a comparable nonlinear tolerance is observed for both dispersion maps. However, we observe that in the presence of differential group delay (DGD) the nonlinear tolerance of the transmission link with in-line optical dispersion compensation is reduced significantly, whereas the nonlinear tolerance of the configuration with receiver-side dispersion compensation is virtually unaffected. © 2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3590-3598
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume27
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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