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Performance improvement in high capacity, ultra-long distance, WDM systems using forward error correction codes

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8 Author(s)
Kidorf, H. ; Tyco Submarine Syst. Ltd., Eatontown, NJ, USA ; Ramanujam, N. ; Hayee, I. ; Nissov, M.
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We present a performance study of a forward error correction (FEC) code using theoretical models, Monte-Carlo computer simulations, and a long-haul WDM transmission experiment. With a 14% redundancy code, the Q-factor was increased by 6.2 dB for both linear and non-linear impairments.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2000  (Volume:3 )

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7-10 March 2000