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Single-sideband differential phase shift keying asynchronous carrier-suppressed return-to-zero — a novel signaling format optimized for long-haul UDWDM systems

Pavlovic, N. P. T. ; Costa, N. ; Cartaxo, A.

IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol. 27, Nº 12, pp. 1990 - 2000, June, 2009.

ISSN (print): 0733-8724
ISSN (online): 0733-8724

Journal Impact Factor: 2,567 (in 2015)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2008.2005913

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Abstract
In this paper, a novel single-sideband differential
phase-shift keying asynchronous carrier-suppressed return-to-zero (SSB-DPSK-ACS-RZ) format is proposed for
long-haul ultradense wavelength-division multiplexing (UDWDM) systems with 43 Gbit/s/channel and 50 GHz of channel spacing. The time delay between the DPSK and clock signals is optimized to achieve higher eye-opening and improved group velocity dispersion tolerance. Furthermore, the tight SSB filtering performed
by the multiplexer is used to convert the DPSK-ACS-RZ signal from phase- to amplitude-shift keying, allowing using a lower-cost direct-detection receiver and improving its spectral efficiency. The single-channel and UDWDM transmission performance of the novel format is numerically investigated and compared to the SSB
duobinary carrier-suppressed RZ, bandwidth-limited duobinary, phase-modulated duobinary transmission, and bandwidth-limited DPSK formats. The SSB-DPSK-ACS-RZ format shows similar Q-factor and tolerances to pre- and in-line dispersion compensationsand fiber nonlinearity to the ones of other investigated
direct-detection formats. Significant total residual dispersion tolerance improvement is achieved by the SSB-DPSK-ACS-RZ format relative to the other formats due to the signal chirp. Moreover, the SSB-DPSK-ACS-RZ format shows higher Q-factor than the one of the bandwidth-limited DPSK for long-haul UDWDM transmission systems. In ultra-long-haul UDWDM transmission
systems, SSB-DPSK-ACS-RZ and bandwidth-limited DPSK formats show similar performance.