Pre- and Post-Dispersion Compensation in Long-Haul WDM Transmission System

Takao NAITO  Takafumi TERAHARA  Naomasa SHIMOJOH  Takashi YORITA  Terumi CHIKAMA  Masuo SUYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B   No.7   pp.1409-1416
Publication Date: 2000/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission
EDFA,  dispersion compensation,  long-haul,  WDM,  transmission,  

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In long-haul wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) transmission systems, signals with shorter and longer wavelengths have self-phase modulation group-velocity-dispersion (SPM-GVD) penalty caused by to the dispersion slope even after the dispersion-compensation at the receiver has been optimized. As a countermeasure, we have already proposed both pre-compensation and post-compensation of chromatic dispersion at the transmitter and receiver for each channel. This method can decrease the channel variation of path-averaged chromatic dispersion along the transmission line, and it can improve the eye opening of the waveform after transmission. We investigated the optimized parameter of chromatic dispersion and chirping at the transmitter. The optimized pre-dispersion compensation parameter R was about 50%. The optimized chirping parameter α was about 3 when the signal wavelength was less than the mean zero-dispersion wavelength. In a single-channel, 5.3-Gbit/s NRZ signal transmission experiment over a 4,760-km straight line, this method decreased SPM-GVD penalty. In a 32-channel, 5.3-Gbit/s WDM transmission experiment over 9,879 km using a circulating loop, this method improved Q-factors for the 1st and 32nd channels by more than 1.5 dB.