Abstract

We present the first Tbit/s transpacific (9000 km) transmission experiment over the EDFA C-band. Using 101 channels at 10 Gbit/s spaced 33 GHz apart, a slope-matched dispersion map and an advanced gain equalization technique, we demonstrate a system margin of 4 dB above the FEC limit.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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