Experimental study of intra- vs. inter-superchannel spectral equalization in flexible grid systems

@article{Kumar2013ExperimentalSO,
  title={Experimental study of intra- vs. inter-superchannel spectral equalization in flexible grid systems},
  author={Saurabh Kumar and Roman Egorov and Kevin Croussore and Matt Allen and Matthew Mitchell and Bert E.E. Basch},
  journal={2013 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC)},
  year={2013},
  pages={1-3}
}
Benefits of intra-superchannel spectral-equalization are demonstrated in a production 8Tbps system. ~1.2dB OSNR improvement and ~4.5dB reduction in power-spread is measured relative to inter-superchannel equalization. Tradeoff between OSNR and nonlinearity dictates the net reach improvement. 

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