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Experimental comparison of mid-link spectral inversion and conventional DCF-based transmission in a DWDM system at 40Gbit/s
Author(s): Sander Lars Jansen; Stefan J. Spalter; Giok Djan Khoe; Huug de Waardt; Mark H. Sher; Dennis Zhou; Simon Field
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579506
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Sander Lars Jansen, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Stefan J. Spalter, Siemens AG (Germany)
Giok Djan Khoe, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Huug de Waardt, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Mark H. Sher, Siemens Technology-To-Business Ctr. (United States)
Dennis Zhou, Arasor Corp. (United States)
Simon Field, Arasor Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5625:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II
Cedric F. Lam; Wanyi Gu; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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