A DPSK receiver with enhanced CD tolerance through optimized demodulation and MLSE

M.S.A.S. Al Fiad, D. Borne, van den, A. Napoli, A.M.J. Koonen, H. Waardt, de

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that a differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) receiver employing a Mach-Zehnder delay interferometer (MZDI) with a bit delay of less than one bit combined with maximum likelihood sequence estimation can considerably enhance the tolerance to chromatic dispersion (CD). Furthermore, we analyze the impact of sampling phase and optimize the MZDI bit delay for 10.7-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ)-DPSK demodulation. Our investigation shows that a 4000-ps/nm CD tolerance at 2-dB penalty is feasible for 10.7-Gb/s NRZ-DPSK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-820
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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