Evaluation of correlative coding and DP-16QAM n-channel 112Gbit/s coherent transmission: Digital non-linear compensation perspective

Rameez Asif, Chien Yu Lin, Michael Holtmannspoetter, Bernhard Schmauss

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We numerically report on the complexity reduction of digital backward propagation (DBP) by utilizing correlative encoded transmission (dual-polarization quadrature duobinary) at a bit-rate of 112Gbit/s over 1640km fibe link. The single channel (N=1) and multi-channel (N=10) transmission performances are compared in this paper. In case of multichannel system, 10 transmitters are multiplexed with 25GHz channel spacing. The fibe link consists of Large Ae f f Pure-Silica core fibe with 20 spans of 82km each. No in-line optical dispersion compensator is employed in the link. The system performances are evaluated by monitoring the bit-error-ratio and the forward error correction limit corresponds to bit-error-ratio of 3.8×103. The DBP algorithm is implemented after the coherent detection and is based on the logarithmic step-size based splitstep Fourier method. The results depict that dual-polarization quadrature duobinary can be used to transmit 112Gbit/s signals with an spectral efficien y of 4-b/s/Hz, but at the same time has a higher tolerance to nonlinear transmission impairments. By utilizing dual-polarization quadrature duobinary modulation, comparative system performance with respect to dual-polarization 16-quadrature amplitude modulation transmission can be achieved with 60% less computations and with a step-size of 205km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-788
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013

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