Pattern sensitivity in electronic dispersion compensation using full optical-field reconstruction

J. Zhao*, M. E. McCarthy, P. Gunning, A. D. Ellis

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We investigate the pattern-dependent decoding failures that occur with electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) when using full optical-field reconstruction, and find that the performance of such an EDC receiver may be degraded by an isolated '1' bit surrounded by long strings of consecutive '0's. By reducing the probability of occurrence of this kind of isolated '1', we experimentally achieved 10Gbit/s on-off keyed signal transmission over 372km field-installed single-mode fiber without optical dispersion compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number71362B
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventOptical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 27 Oct 2008 → …


  • , chromatic dispersion
  • Detection
  • Electronic dispersion compensation
  • Fiber optics communications
  • Modulation
  • Optical signal-to-noise ratio


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