Optimisation and statistical analysis of 21.4 Gb/s RZ-DPSK WDM non-slope matched transmission

Terence Broderick*, Sonia A. Boscolo, Wai Wong

*Corresponding author for this work

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Considering a numerical example, we analyse the performance of Return-to-Zero (RZ) Differential Phase Shift Keyed (DPSK) transmission when deployed in a large scale transmission system. It is shown that at high distances, RZ-DPSK performs well whilst being limited by nonlinear effects. We also show that when nonlinear effects become dominant, we can still estimate channel statistics to reasonable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Technologies for Telecommunications 2008
EditorsVladimir A. Andreev, Vladimir A. Burdin, et al
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780819476500
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2009
EventOptical Technologies for Telecommunications 2008 - Kazan, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 Nov 200827 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045


ConferenceOptical Technologies for Telecommunications 2008
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation

Bibliographical note

Terence Broderick ; Sonia A. Boscolo and Wai Wong, "Optimisation and statistical analysis of 21.4 Gb/s RZ-DPSK WDM non-slope matched transmission", Proc. SPIE 7374, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2008, 737402 (April 03, 2009).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.828991


  • bit-error rate
  • differential phase-shift keying
  • statistical analysis


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