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Optimizing the Nonlinear Operator in Backward Propagation

Guiomar, F. P. ; Pinto, A. N.

Optimizing the Nonlinear Operator in Backward Propagation, Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, April, 2011.

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Abstract
Backward propagation is the most effective way of
performing digital post-compensation in an optical system. In this
work we exploit a simple optimization procedure based on finding
the optimal fraction of nonlinearities that must be compensated
in order to achieve the best performance. Using a 40 Gb/s
NRZ-QPSK signal, propagated over 20x80 km of standard
single-mode fiber, we present compensation results employing
nonlinear optimization and we compare its performance with
non-optimized backward propagation. Finally, we analyze the
impact of both temporal and space resolution on the optimum
nonlinear operator and on the overall compensation performance.