42.6Gb/s RZ-ASK transmission over 2500km using quasi-lossless transmission spans

L. Barker, Atalla El-Taher, M. Alcon-Camas, Juan D. Ania-Castañón, Paul Harper

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Abstract

Here, for the first time, we experimentally demonstrate optical data transmission through such quasi-lossless fibre spans, which provide an entirely different nonlinear propagation regime to conventionally EDFA/Raman amplified systems. We demonstrate 42.6 Gb/s transmission over 2500 km of SMF-28 with an 82 km span length, and investigate the optimisation of the system in terms of launch power and nonlinear tolerance. Our results show the first ever data transmission experiment using an ultra-long Raman laser to provide quasi-lossless conditions in the transmission fibre. For a span length of 82 km we have shown 2500 km transmission over SMF-28 fibre at 42.6 Gb/s. Our quasi-lossless configuration had 6 dB lower optimum power and improved nonlinear tolerance compared with a conventional EDFA only system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781424440801
ISBN (Print)9781424440795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2009
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009 - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09

Keywords

  • Raman lasers
  • amplitude shift keying
  • data communication
  • laser beam applications
  • optical fibre communication
  • optical fibre losses

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    Barker, L., El-Taher, A., Alcon-Camas, M., Ania-Castañón, J. D., & Harper, P. (2009). 42.6Gb/s RZ-ASK transmission over 2500km using quasi-lossless transmission spans. In European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5196260