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Advantages of alternate modulation formats in 40Gb/s transmission
Author(s): Andrey V. Kanaev
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Paper Abstract

We analyzed linear and nonlinear properties of non-return-to-zero (NRZ), return-to-zero with 50% duty cycle (RZ50), return-to-zero with 33% duty cycle (RZ33), carrier-suppressed return-to-zero CSRZ, and differential phase shift keying (DPSK) modulation formats in order to predict the comparable advantages of their implementation in 40Gb/s WDM systems. We showed the advantage of RZ type formats over NRZ results from the trade off between better nonlinear tolerance and linear impairments such as inter-channel cross-talk and dispersion penalties. We estimated that in 40Gb/s 0.4 spectral efficiency WDM system on 10 100km spans of standard single mode fiber RZ33 format has Q value 1.5dB higher than NRZ. We also found that in a such system DPSK with controlled chip outperforms RZ33 by 0.8dB Q due to the difference in limiting nonlinear impairments and superior linear properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4872, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking, (8 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475144
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Andrey V. Kanaev, Corning, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4872:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking
Benjamin B. Dingel; Brewster Roe Hemenway; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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