We propose and numerically investigate the logarithmic step-size distribution for implementing an efficient digital backward propagation (DBP) algorithm using the split-step Fourier method (SSFM). DBP is implemented in N-channel dual-polarization quadrature-phase-shift-keying (DP-QPSK) transmission over 2000 km standard single-mode fiber (SMF) with no in-line optical dispersion compensation. This algorithm is compared with the constant step-size modified DBP (M-SSFM) algorithm in terms of efficiency, complexity and computational time. Furthermore, we investigate the same-capacity and same-bandwidth transmission systems with 14 Gbaud (GBd), 28GBd and 56GBd per-channel rates. The logarithmic step-size based DBP algorithm depicts efficient mitigation of chromatic dispersion (CD) and nonlinear (NL) impairment. The benefit of the logarithmic step-size is the reduced complexity and computational time for higher baud rates.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jan 2012|
- coherent receiver
- digital backward propagation
- optical communication
- phase modulation