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Based on the practicability issue, using the standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) in the transmission line is important for high-speed optical transmission. Here, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a 640-km SSMF-based high-speed dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (160times114 Gb/s) transmission system in 25-GHz channel spacing employing polarization-division-multiplexing return-to-zero (RZ) eight quadrature amplitude modulation format and digital coherent detection. The filtering effects for RZ and nonreturn-to-zero formats have also been probed in this investigation. For all 160 channels (1530-1560 nm, cover the whole C-band), the bit-error rate is smaller than 2times10-3 without Raman amplification, optical dispersion compensation, and any special fiber in this straight-line slink.
Date of Publication: Sept.15, 2009