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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Colloquium Digest - IEE|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Dispersion (waves)
- Error compensation
- Inverse problems
- Light amplifiers
- Spectrum analysis
- Dispersion compensation
- Mid-span spectral inversion (MSSI)
- Spectral inversion
- Optical fibers
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.