Experimental comparison of mid-link spectral inversion and conventional DCF-based transmission in a DWDM system at 40Gbit/s

S.L. Jansen, S. Spalter, G.D. Khoe, H. Waardt, de, M. Sher, D. Zhou, S.J. Field

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Abstract

In this paper, the performance of mid-link spectral inversion (MLSI)-based transmission is quantitatively compared to the performance for 'conventional' dispersion compensating fiber (DCF)-based transmission. Bit error rates (BER) are measured at optimized residual dispersion for all sixteen channels after 800km transmission in standard single mode fiber (SSMF). We show that for the MLSI-based configuration up to a decade of improvement in BER is obtained compared to the DCF based system. MLSI has the potential of lowering the cost of long haul transmission systems since instead of having multiple DCF modules per span only one spectral inverter is required for the whole transmission line. For spectral inversion, a polarization independent magnesium-oxide-doped periodically-poled lithium-niobate (MgO:PPLN) based subsystem was used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical transmission, switching, and subsystems II : proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference 2004 (APOC 2004), 7 November 2004, Beijing, China
EditorsC.F. Lam, W. Gu, N. Hanik, K. Oguchi
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Pages287-295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2004) - Beijing, China
Duration: 7 Nov 200411 Nov 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume5625
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference2004 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2004)
Abbreviated titleAPOC 2004
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/11/0411/11/04

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