Performance analysis of 20Gb/s RZ-DPSK non-slope matched transoceanic submarine links

Brendan Slater, Sonia Boscolo*, Terence Broderick, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Ronald Freund, Lutz Molle, Christoph Caspar, Jörg Schwartz, Stuart Barnes

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Direct computation of the bit-error rate (BER) and laboratory experiments are used to assess the performance of a non-slope matched transoceanic submarine transmission link operating at 20Gb/s channel rate and employing return-to-zero differential-phase shift keying (RZ-DPSK) signal modulation. Using this system as an example, we compare the accuracies of the existing theoretical approaches to the BER estimation for the RZ-DPSK format. © 2007 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10999-11007
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2007

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