Comparison of Dispersion Compensation Techniques for Real-Time up to 160 Gbit/s DWDM C-Band Transmission

  • Toms Salgals Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University, Communication Technologies Research Center, Riga Technical University
  • Andis Supe Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University
  • Vjaceslavs Bobrovs Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University
  • Jurgis Porins Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University
  • Sandis Spolitis Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University, Communication Technologies Research Center, Riga Technical University
Keywords: Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), Chromatic dispersion (CD), Fiber Bragg grating dispersion compensation module (FBG-DCM), Dispersion compensation fiber (DCF), Non-return-to-zero on-off keying (NRZ-OOK)

Abstract

The exponential growth of data traffic related to the progress of newest technologies (e.g., 4K/8K live stream videos, virtual reality (VR) applications, etc.), new services, and a fast-growing number of end-users require higher bandwidth and increase of user bitrate, as a result pushing hard the telecommunication infrastructure for upgrading. Expected usage of more complex modulation formats in fiber optical link infrastructure for cellular network transmission and data center interconnections (DCI) are still affected with fundamental chromatic dispersion influence on the signal quality, which consequently increases bit error rate (BER). We experimentally demonstrate a real-time comparison of commercially used dispersion compensation techniques for 100 GHz spaced dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) optical transmission system with a total transmission speed capacity of 160 Gbit/s.

Author Biography

Toms Salgals, Institute of Telecommunications, Riga Technical University, Communication Technologies Research Center, Riga Technical University

I am a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Telecommunications in Electronics and Telecommunication Faculty (ETF) of Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga, Latvia. My research performed in the research-oriented unit under the RTU Institute of Telecommunications at RTU Communication Technologies Research Center (RTU ComTech). My research interests include but are not limited to the development and research of WDM fiber optical access networks, radio-over-fiber technologies for latest-generation 5G cellular networks, passive optical network technologies providing end-users with high-speed broadband internet connections, and others. My activities are focused towards ensuring the development of innovations and provide the measurements and experiments for scientific institutions, industry, as well as support the educational process in the field of information and communication technologies in Riga Technical University.

Published
2020-04-25
How to Cite
Salgals, T., Supe, A., Bobrovs, V., Porins, J., & Spolitis, S. (2020). Comparison of Dispersion Compensation Techniques for Real-Time up to 160 Gbit/s DWDM C-Band Transmission. Elektronika Ir Elektrotechnika, 26(2), 85-93. https://doi.org/10.5755/j01.eie.26.2.25892
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

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