Massimiliano Salsi

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We propose a method for controlling modal gain in a multimode Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (MM-EDFA) by tuning the mode content of a multimode pump. By adjusting the powers and orientation of input pump modes, modal dependent gain can be tuned over a large dynamic range. Performance impacts due to excitation of undesired pump modes, mode coupling and(More)
Eighty-one channels spaced by 50GHz and modulated at 40Gbit/s are transmitted over 11520km, thanks to RZ PDM-BPSK modulation, coherent detection, and a new large effective area fibre. Introduction Within a given amplifier bandwidth, the capacity of an optical system is simply proportional to the information spectral density (ISD). The ISD of commercial(More)
100 Gb/s end-to-end broadband optical solutions are attractive to cope with the increasing demand for capacity. Polarization-division-multiplexed (PDM) quaternary-phase-shift-keying (QPSK) paired with coherent detection has been found to be promising for upgrading optical legacy systems based on 50 GHz wavelength slots thanks to its high spectral efficiency(More)
The multidimensional channel capacity studies indicate that the employment of multiple photon degrees of freedom—such as subcarrier, amplitude, phase, polarization, and space—can improve the spectral efficiency by several orders of magnitude higher than that claimed in any fiber-optic experiment reported to date. This dramatic increase in spectral(More)
Using multimode fibers for long-haul transmission is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. In particular few-mode fibers (FMFs) are demonstrated as a good compromise since they are sufficiently resistant to mode coupling compared to standard multimode fibers but they still can have large core diameters compared to single-mode fibers. As a result these(More)
We propose and experimentally demonstrate single-carrier adaptive frequency-domain equalization (SC-FDE) to mitigate multipath interference (MPI) for the transmission of the fundamental mode in a few-mode fiber. The FDE approach reduces computational complexity significantly compared to the time-domain equalization (TDE) approach while maintaining the same(More)
We show how a spatial mode can be extracted from a light beam, leaving the other orthogonal modes undisturbed, and allowing a new signal to be retransmitted on that mode. The method is self-aligning, avoids fundamental splitting losses, and uses only local feedback loops on controllable beam splitters and phase shifters. It could be implemented with(More)
We investigate the potential of 100Gb/s polarization division multiplexed (PDM-) quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) paired with coherent detection to enable the future capacity upgrade of current networks designed for 10Gb/s non-return to zero (NRZ) on-off keying data. We experimentally assess the tolerance to nonlinear effects of such a solution over(More)
We report on new solutions for the evolution of submarine optical transmission systems from 10 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s per channel. Today, optical coherent detection paired with digital signal processing (DSP) offers the opportunity to exploit innovative techniques like polarization division multiplexing (PDM). To take full benefit of this disruptive technology we(More)
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