Sethumadhavan Chandrasekhar

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Kerr nonlinearity imposes a limit on the achievable transmission performance and capacity of optical fibre communication links. We show that the nonlinear distortions of a pair of phase-conjugated twin waves are essentially anticorrelated, so cancellation of signal-to-signal nonlinear interactions can be achieved by coherently superimposing the twin waves(More)
Digital signal processing (DSP) combined with coherent detection has played a central role in the recent capacity expansion of optical networks. Optical superchannels aim to increase per-channel interface rates as well as per-fiber capacities of wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) systems in a cost-effective manner. Superchannels circumvent the electronic(More)
—We discuss options for upgrading coarse wavelength division multiplexed (CWDM) optical access links over standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) by increasing per-channel data rates from 2.5 to 10 Gb/s. We identify electronic equalization and forward error correction (FEC) as the enabling technologies to overcome the dispersion limit of SSMF. In addition, we(More)
We demonstrate nonlinearity compensation of 37.5-GHz-spaced 128-Gb/s PDM-QPSK signals using dispersion-folded digital-backward-propagation and a spectrally-sliced receiver that simultaneously receives three WDM signals, showing mitigation of intra-channel and inter-channel nonlinear effects in a 2560-km dispersion-managed TWRS-fiber link. Intra-channel and(More)