Conference Paper

Impact of dispersion map management on the performance of back-propagation for nonlinear WDM transmissions

Conference: OptoeElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC), 2010 15th
Source: IEEE Xplore


We investigate the dependence of digital back-propagation on dispersion map and the number of back-propagated channels for a 112Gb/s/channel PM-mQAM (m=4,16) WDM link. With the optimum dispersion map, single-channel back-propagation approaches the maximum spectral efficiency.

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