Coherent wavelength division multiplexing (CoWDM) is a promising technique in order to achieve, in a simple and cost-effective configuration, high information spectral densities (ISD). This paper shows an estimation of the impact of non-linear effects (NLE) and polarisation mode dispersion (PMD) for a CoWDM system using standard single-mode fibre (SSMF), showing that this high ISD system offers similar total reach to a standard WDM system with 42.6Gbit/s NRZ channels. The impact of noise and NLE on a 298.2Gbit/s CoWDM system generated from seven 42.6Gbit/s random data streams (512 and 2 7 -1 bits for simulated and experimental results respectively) was considered .
|Name||Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest|
|Conference||2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO|
|Period||17/06/07 → 22/06/07|