Trans-oceanic 160-Gb/s single-channel transmission using short-period dispersion management

L J Richardson, W. Forysiak, N. J Doran

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We demonstrate, by numerical simulation, the possibility of 160-Gb/s single channel transmission over distances >8000 km with no active control using short-period dispersion-managed fiber, in the absence of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD). The performance of this system is limited by the growth of continuous-wave background instabilities, resulting from strong filtering, and the accumulation of jitter. However, when introduced, the effects of PMD become the dominant limiting factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001


  • optical fiber communications
  • optical solitons


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