Investigation of Multilevel Phase and Amplitude Modulation Formats in Combination With Polarization Multiplexing up to 240 Gb/s

Torger Tokle, Murat Serbay, Jesper Bevensee Jensen, Yan Geng, Werner Rosenkranz, Palle Jeppesen

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Abstract

We present experimental investigations of the receiver sensitivity and dispersion tolerance of multilevel optical communication systems with a symbol rate of 40 Gbaud. Four- and eight-level communication is obtained by combining binary amplitude modulation with either binary or quadrature differential phase modulation. We experimentally compare the dispersion tolerance, and show that multilevel modulation formats offer much better dispersion tolerance compared to binary formats. By combining multilevel modulation with polarization multiplexing, bit rates up to 240 Gb/s were obtained. We demonstrate transmission over 50-km fiber span with no power penalty for a pseudorandom binary sequence length of 27-1 bits.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)2090 - 2092
ISSN1041-1135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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