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Polarization-mode dispersion: worst-case modeling and impact on high-data-rate transmission in the optical network of Deutsche Telekom
Author(s): Norbert Hanik; Dirk Breuer; Andreas Betker; Hans-Juergen Tessmann
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Paper Abstract

The regenerator-free transmission distance of ultra-long-haul, dispersion-managed, optical WDM-transmission-links is ultimately determined by accumulating ASE-Noise of optical amplifiers and Polarisation-Mode-Dispersion (PMD) of the fiber-material. Therefore the applicability of the fiber-infrastructure of Deutsche Telekom to transport optical channels at 10 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/s over sufficiently long distances is assessed both generally, applying PMD limit-values of ITU-T, and for a selected transmission link, evaluating numerical simulations using a worst-case simulation model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5281, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems, (7 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520526
Show Author Affiliations
Norbert Hanik, T-Systems Nova GmbH (Germany)
Dirk Breuer, T-Systems Nova GmbH (Germany)
Andreas Betker, T-Systems Nova GmbH (Germany)
Hans-Juergen Tessmann, T-Systems Nova GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5281:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems
Cedric F. Lam; Chongcheng Fan; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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