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112 Gb/s PM-QPSK transmission systems with reach lengths enabled by optical fibers with ultra-low loss and very large effective area
Author(s): John D. Downie

Paper Abstract

Steadily increasing data traffic gives rise to increasing capacity requirements in optical communication networks. It is well understood that systems with higher symbol rates and/or multi-level modulation formats generally demand higher optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) at the receiver to achieve acceptable system performance. In terms of the optical fiber medium, higher OSNR can be attained by lowering fiber loss and reducing fiber nonlinearity. We review several recent experimental investigations of 112 Gb/s PM-QPSK transmission with reach-length results enabled by the use of optical fibers with ultra-low loss and very large effective area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8284, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems, 828403 (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906838
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John D. Downie, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8284:
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems
Guifang Li; Dieter Stefan Jäger, Editor(s)

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