Polina Bayvel

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Wavelength division multiplexed optical networks using wavelength routing (WRON’s) represent the most promising solution for future high-capacity wide-area network applications. One of the crucial factors which will determine their feasibility is the number of wavelengths required to satisfy the network traffic demand. In this paper, we consider arbitrarily(More)
The FEC limit paradigm is the prevalent practice for designing optical communication systems to attain a certain bit-error rate (BER) without forward error correction (FEC). This practice assumes that there is an FEC code that will reduce the BER after decoding to the desired level. In this paper, we challenge this practice and show that the concept of a(More)
Digital signal processing (DSP) combined with a phase and polarization diverse coherent receiver is a promising technology for future optical networks. Not only can the DSP be used to remove the need for dynamic polarization control, but also it may be utilized to compensate for nonlinear and linear transmission impairments. In this paper we present results(More)
This letter describes a novel network architecture combining optical burst switching with dynamic wavelength allocation to achieve a guaranteed quality of service. All processing and buffering functions are concentrated at the network edge and bursts are assigned to fast tuneable lasers and routed over a bufferless optical transport core using dynamic(More)
A comprehensive study of the coded performance of long-haul spectrally-efficient WDM optical fiber transmission systems with different coded modulation decoding structures is presented. Achievable information rates are derived for three different square QAM formats and the optimal format is identified as a function of distance and specific decoder(More)
We introduce a next-generation long-reach access optical network (35 dB loss budget +2 dB margin) delivering up to 40G/40G per passive 1:256 optical distribution network, supporting symmetrical 1 Gb/s rates per home user or up to 40 Gb/s for business users (e.g., enterprises, antenna sites). The proposed system is based on a novel spectrally efficient(More)
Results describing the design trade-offs in bandwidth utilisation and wavelength re-use in optical burst-switched networks are reported. The effects of traffic statistics are analysed, and a set of bounds for the network design and lightpath set-up time for dynamic network control is derived. The round-trip time required for signalling is identified to be a(More)
We investigate the optimization of routing, modulation format adaptation, spectral and launch power assignment as a means of improving the utilization of limited network resources and increasing the network throughput. We consider a transparent optical network operating in the nonlinear transmission regime and using the latest software adapted coherent(More)
A closed-form expression for a lower bound on the per soliton capacity of the nonlinear optical fibre channel in the presence of (optical) amplifier spontaneous emission (ASE) noise is derived. This bound is based on a non-Gaussian conditional probability density function for the soliton amplitude jitter induced by the ASE noise and is proven to grow(More)
A 10Gb/s NRZ burst-mode optical receiver suitable for receiving asynchronous bursts with power variations of up to 7 dB is presented. The digital burst mode receiver is based on a standard AC-coupled photodiode followed by asynchronous analogue to digital conversion at 20 GS/s. Symbol timing, amplitude and baseline wander corrections are implemented in(More)