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Pattern sensitivity in electronic dispersion compensation using full optical-field reconstruction
Author(s): J. Zhao; M. E. Mccarthy; P. Gunning; A. D. Ellis
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the pattern-dependent decoding failures that occur with electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) when using full optical-field reconstruction, and find that the performance of such an EDC receiver may be degraded by an isolated '1' bit surrounded by long strings of consecutive '0's. By reducing the probability of occurrence of this kind of isolated '1', we experimentally achieved 10Gbit/s on-off keyed signal transmission over 372km field-installed singlemode fiber without optical dispersion compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 71362B (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803539
Show Author Affiliations
J. Zhao, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
M. E. Mccarthy, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
P. Gunning, BT Design (United Kingdom)
A. D. Ellis, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7136:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Ken-ichi Kitayama; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino; Kim Roberts; Yikai Su, Editor(s)

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