10Gbit/s dispersion managed soliton transmission over 16,500km in standard fibre by reduction of soliton interactions

I S Penketh, Paul Harper, S B Alleston, I Bennion, Nick Doran

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Abstract

We show experimentally and numerically that in high-speed strongly dispersion-managed standard fiber soliton systems nonlinear interactions limit the propagation distance. We present results that show that the effect of these interactions can be significantly reduced by appropriate location of the amplifier within the dispersion map. Using this technique, we have been able to extend the propagation distance of 10-Gbit/s 231–1pseudorandom binary sequence soliton data to 16, 500km over standard fiber by use of dispersion compensation. To our knowledge this distance is the farthest transmission over standard fiber without active control ever reported, and it was achieved with the amplifier placed after the dispersion-compensating fiber in a recirculating loop.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-804
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

Keywords

  • high-speed strongly dispersion-managed standard fiber soliton
  • nonlinear interaction
  • propagation distance
  • dispersion-compensating fiber
  • recirculating loop

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