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Comparison and optimization of the transmission performances of various advanced modulation formats in high bit rate systems
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Paper Abstract

As is well known, chromatic dispersion (CD) and nonlinear effect such as self-phase modulation (SPM), cross-phase-modulation (XPM), and four-wave-mixing (FWM), as well as their impairments interaction with each other are recognized as a limiting impairment for a high bit rates optical systems. With the advent of the 40 Gb/s, it is necessary to study transmission performance, which clearly depends on the modulation format and the system design. A numerical comparison of non-return-to-zero (NRZ), return-to-zero (RZ) and differential phase shift keying (DPSK) formats is made at a bit rate of 40 Gbit/s for single-channel and WDM systems with different compensation method in attempt to find the optimum modulation format. The transmitter under consideration used a 1.5 um DFB-laser externally modulated by a MZM modulator with modulation format (NRZ, RZ, DPSK), 64 PRBS data. At the receiver end an optical filtering using gaussian, fabry-perot and rectangular filter is used. Between the compensation method the symmetrical design leaves the best results in comparison to pre- and post-compensation. The impact of SPM can be reduced considerably by the symmetrical design. NRZ shows a best toleranz again chromatic dispersion and DPSK a best toleranz to Nonlinearity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 63880G (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686386
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Boubacar Idrissa Maiga, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Knut Schumacher, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Peter Meissner, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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