Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Long-Haul WDM Transmission Systems

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access


Wavelength division multiplexing techniques in combination with Erbium-Doped Fiber-Amplifiers will allow for the second “order-of-magnitude” capacity increase for long-haul transmission systems within the past few years. The transmission of many WDM channels over long distances can be limited by a variety of phenomena, including the finite bandwidth of the EDFA repeaters, the nonlinear interactions between channels, and the noise accumulation along the chain of amplifiers. Large transmission capacity enhancements have resulted from an increased understanding of these effects. Important strides have been made in areas of dispersion management, gain equalization, and modulation formats which have made possible the demonstration of large data transmission capacity. This paper describes techniques used to transmit many WDM channels over transoceanic distances. Data is presented for several WDM experiments including the transmission of 320 Gb/s over transoceanic distances using 64 channels of 5 Gb/s.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Wavelength Division Multiplexing in Long-Haul Transmission Systems

Neal S. Bergano
SN3 Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications (OAA) 1996

WDM in long-haul transmission systems

Neal S. Bergano
CMH1 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1999

Impact of Spectral Hole Burning on long haul WDM transmission system performance

D. G. Duff, F. Heismann, N. Litchinitser, M. F. Arend, E. Golovchenko, and M. Nissov
OMD2 Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications (OAA) 2001


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Select as filters

Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved