Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Performance of an MLSE-EDC Receiver With SOA-Induced Nonlinear Impairments

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Downie, J.D. ; Corning Inc., Corning, NY ; Hurley, J.

We experimentally investigate the performance of maximum-likelihood sequence estimation (MLSE) electronic dispersion compensation for signals impaired by nonlinear optical effects induced in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). Single- and multichannel effects are investigated. We study 10.7-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero, low-pass filter duobinary, and differential phase-shift-keying signals detected as optical duobinary, each with different amounts of uncompensated dispersion before amplification by the SOA and detection. The results show performance variability by the MLSE receiver with increasing nonlinearity, from small penalties back-to-back compared to a standard receiver for most formats to advantages of several decibels with uncompensated dispersion.

Published in:

Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 15 )