Capacity in nonlinear fiber transmission systems

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We review the nonlinear channel capacity of optical fiber communication systems using both linear and nonlinear amplifiers. We show that the capacity of a nonlinear transmission system employing linear optical amplifiers can be enhanced by over 300% by using all optical regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia communications and photonics Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAsia Communications and Photonics conference - Beijing, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201315 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameOSA Technical Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America


ConferenceAsia Communications and Photonics conference
Abbreviated titleACP 2013

Bibliographical note

© 2013 OSA
This paper was published in OSA Technical Digest and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

Funding: The work has been supported by the EPSRC project UNLOC (Unlocking the capacity of optical communications), the Marie Currie - IEF project ARTISTE (IEF 330697) and The Royal Society (WM120035-TEST).


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