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Impact of Temporal Interleaving of Polarization Tributaries Onto 100-Gb/s Coherent Transmission Systems With RZ Pulse Carving

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7 Author(s)
Renaudier, J. ; Centre de Villarceaux, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs., Nozay ; Bertran-Pardo, O. ; Mardoyan, H. ; Tran, P.
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We report in this letter on a 100-Gb/s spectrally efficient transmission over 16 x 100 km of standard single-mode fiber employing erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. We feed it with polarization-division-multiplexed quadrature phase-shift keying signals with 50% return-to-zero carving which we recover with coherent detection. We evaluate the impact of interleaving the polarization-multiplexed tributaries onto the tolerance to nonlinearities and we discuss in particular the benefit of this interleaving when nonlinear effects interact with polarization-mode-dispersion related impairments.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 24 )