Performance comparison of SSMF and ultra wave fibers for ultra-long-haul 40-Gb/s WDM transmission

E. Pincemin, A. Tan, A. Tonello, S. Wabnitz, J.D. Ania-Castañón, V. Mezentsev, S.K. Turitsyn, Y. Jaouën, L. Grüner-Nielsen

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We experimentally compare the performance of standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) and UltraWave fiber (UWF) for ultra-long-haul (ULH) 40-Gb/s wavelength- division- multiplexing transmissions. We used the carrier-suppressed return-to-zero amplitude-shift-keying (CSRZ-ASK) and the carrier-suppressed return-to-zero differential-phase-shift-keying (CSRZ-DPSK) formats, which are particularly well-adapted to 40-Gb/s pulse-overlapped propagation. We demonstrate that transmission distance well beyond 2000 km can be reached on UWF with both the CSRZ-ASK and CSRZ-DPSK formats, or on SSMF with the CSRZ-DPSK format only, thus indicating that SSMF-based infrastructure of incumbent carriers can be upgraded at 40-Gb/s channel rates to ULH distances. © 2007 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1615
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number20
Early online date24 Sept 2007
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2007


  • modulation formats
  • optical communications
  • optical fibers


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