40Gbit/s field trial over 180km of standard fibre using mid-span spectral inversion for dispersion compensation

D. Nesset, M.F.C. Stephens, A.E. Kelly, C. Gilbertas, J. Reed, K.A. Williams, S. Bouchoule, R. Kashyap, A.D. Ellis, D.G. Moodie

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Abstract

The HIGHWAY project is developing semiconductor technologies to enable 40Gbit/s TDM upgrades to the installed standard fibre base. Within the framework of this project, field experiments of such a system have been conducted within the BT network. 40Gbit/s OTDM data has been transmitted over 186.6km of standard field fibre with chromatic dispersion compensated for by mid-span spectral inversion. MSSI was achieved in real field conditions by four-wave mixing in an semiconductor optical amplifier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalColloquium Digest - IEE
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Dispersion (waves)
  • Error compensation
  • Installation
  • Inverse problems
  • Light amplifiers
  • Multiplexing
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Standards
  • Dispersion compensation
  • Mid-span spectral inversion (MSSI)
  • Spectral inversion
  • Optical fibers

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    Nesset, D., Stephens, M. F. C., Kelly, A. E., Gilbertas, C., Reed, J., Williams, K. A., Bouchoule, S., Kashyap, R., Ellis, A. D., & Moodie, D. G. (1999). 40Gbit/s field trial over 180km of standard fibre using mid-span spectral inversion for dispersion compensation. Colloquium Digest - IEE , (22), 63-67.