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Optical Engineering

Polarization-multiplexed dispersion-managed four-soliton-channels wavelength-division multiplexing system with a bit-rate-length product of 2.9×1015
Author(s): Bernard J. Maxum; Deep Patel; Daniel L. Peterson
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Paper Abstract

A four-channel soliton system design is described that represents an improvement on a previous study (Opt. Express, 2007). In that study, a bit-rate-length (BL) product in excess of 2.0×1015 baud/km from a dense-dispersion-managed (DDM) dual-soliton system was achieved through numerical experimentation. Similar to the dual-soliton design, a combination of polarization multiplexing and wavelength-division multiplexing is employed. Numerical experiments with four soliton channels, each carrying 80 Gb/s, are carried out over 10,000 km. As system parameters are optimized, the Q=6 threshold distance attained is 9150 km, yielding a BL product of 2.9×1015 baud/km.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(11) 115003 doi: 10.1117/1.3027480
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard J. Maxum, Lamar Univ. (United States)
Deep Patel, Verizon Business (United States)
Daniel L. Peterson, Verizon Business (United States)


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