4 Tb/s transmission reach enhancement using 10 × 400 Gb/s super-channels and polarization insensitive dual band optical phase conjugation

Andrew D. Ellis, Mingming Tan, Md Asif Iqbal, Mohammad Ahmad Zaki Al-Khateeb, Vladimir Gordienko, Gabriel Saavedra Mondaca, Simon Fabbri, Marc F.C. Stephens, Mary E. McCarthy, Andreas Perentos, Ian David Phillips, Domaniç Lavery, Gabriele Liga, Robert Maher, Paul Harper, Nick Doran, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Stylianos Sygletos, Polina Bayvel

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In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the benefit of polarization insensitive dual-band optical phase conjugation for up to ten 400 Gb/s optical super-channels using a Raman amplified transmission link with a realistic span length of 75 km. We demonstrate that the resultant increase in transmission distance may be predicted analytically if the detrimental impacts of power asymmetry and polarization mode dispersion are taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1723
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number8
Early online date24 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016


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Funding: EC 7FP [Grant 318415(FOX-C)]; EPSRC [EP/J017582/1, EP/L000091/1 and EP/J009709/1 (UNLOC, PEACE and FOPA]; Marie Curie Action [Grant 608099 (ICONE)]; and The Royal Society (WM120035-TEST).


  • channel models
  • fiber nonlinear optics
  • optical fiber communication
  • optical signal processing

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