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The drive for higher performance in optical fiber systems has renewed interest in coherent detection. We review detection methods, including noncoherent, differentially coherent, and coherent detection, as well as a hybrid method. We compare modulation methods encoding information in various degrees of freedom (DOF). Polarization-multiplexed(More)
—In this paper we show that, in hybrid wavelength division multiplexed systems, the performance of high datatrate QPSK channels impaired by cross-phase modulation (XPM) induced by the lower rate OOK channels can be simply estimated by an extension of a well-known linear model for XPM, and novel analytical expressions of the sensitivity penalty are provided.(More)
—We propose an efficient stratified sampling algorithm for estimating the bit error rate (BER) of a digital communication system. Our algorithm efficiently exploits the observations of an approximate, but usually fast, model of the system under investigation to drive a clever Monte Carlo estimation based on stratified sampling. The proposed method is faster(More)
We compare by simulation the performance of 100 Gbit/s PDM-iRZ-QPSK and PS-QPSK transmission both in homogeneous and hybrid QPSK/OOK DM links. We detail the reasons of the overall performance investigating each nonlinear effect (SPM, XPM and XPolM) individually. Moreover, we compare the accuracy of the noise loading method with the more realistic use of(More)
—Flexible grid optical networks allow a better exploitation of fiber capacity, by enabling a denser frequency allocation. A tighter channel spacing, however, requires narrower filters, which increase linear intersymbol interference (ISI), and may dramatically reduce system reach. Commercial coherent receivers are based on symbol by symbol detectors, which(More)
—Flexible grid optical networks allow a better exploitation of fiber capacity, by enabling a denser frequency allocation. A tighter channel spacing, however, requires narrower filters, which increase linear intersymbol interference (ISI), and may dramatically reduce system reach. Commercial coherent receivers are based on symbol by symbol detectors, which(More)
In this work we experimentally investigate the improved intra-channel fiber nonlinearity tolerance of digital subcarrier multiplexed (SCM) signals in a single-channel coherent optical transmission system. The digital signal processing (DSP) for the generation and reception of the SCM signals is described. We show experimentally that the SCM signal with a(More)
New semi-analytic formulas of the power spectral density (PSD) of single- and cross-channel nonlinear interference (NLI) in coherent optical links for which the Gaussian Noise (GN) model applies are presented. From the PSD, a new bound on cross-channel NLI power is obtained. The new formulas are useful to both quickly compute single- and cross-channel NLI(More)
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