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Hybrid mid-link spectral inverter to compensate for linear and nonlinear distortions for efficient transmission performance in 224  Gbit/s DP-16QAM system
Author(s): Rameez Asif; Ghulam Shabbir; Adeel Akram
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Paper Abstract

The hybrid mid-link spectral inversion (H-MLSI) and digital signal processing techniques to compensate for the optical Kerr effects in 224  Gbit/s DP-16QAM transmission over 640 km of single-mode fiber are numerically evaluated. Digital signal processing methods, i.e., electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) and digital backward propagation (DBP) techniques, are implemented. The system is evaluated for diverse signal input launch powers for both single-channel and multichannel transmission in which five channels are multiplexed with a channel spacing of 100 GHz with central wavelength at 1550 nm. The system performance is enumerated by monitoring the bit error ratio. From the results, it is clear that the nonlinear threshold point is improved by 2 and 3 dBm signal power by using H-MLSI and DBP, respectively, with 20 steps per fiber span as compared to EDC. Furthermore, we have also evaluated the DBP complexity as compared to H-MLSI and the resultant impact on maximum transmission distance. Moreover, the performance penalty coming from the span-offset of H-MLSI can be reduced by employing DBP to compensate for the residual Kerr effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(9) 096103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.9.096103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 9
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Rameez Asif, Univ. of Engineering and Technology Taxila (Pakistan)
Ghulam Shabbir, Univ. of Engineering and Technology Taxila (Pakistan)
Adeel Akram, Univ. of Engineering and Technology Taxila (Pakistan)

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