Ultra-Dense WDM with over 100% Spectral Efficiency Using Co-polarized 40-Gb/s Inverse-RZ Signals

Masahiro OGUSU   Kazuhiko IDE   Shigeru OHSHIMA   

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.1   pp.195-202
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment for Communications
dense WDM systems ,  spectral efficiency ,  40 Gb/s ,  inverse-RZ signals ,  

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An inverse-RZ modulation scheme for dense WDM systems is proposed. Inverse-RZ signals have tolerances to chromatic dispersion and optical bandwidth limitation. The strongly pre-filtered inverse-RZ signals can be adapted to ultra-dense WDM systems, in which the spectral efficiencies are over 1.0 b/s/Hz. We have confirmed the error-free transmission of pre-filtered and co-polarized 40-Gb/s inverse-RZ signals where the channel intervals were 37.5 GHz.