We present a serial 10.2-Tb/s transmission-system using a 1.28-TBd RZ-16-QAM signal, polarization multiplexing and ultra-fast coherent demultiplexing. Considering FEC-overhead, we achieve a record error-free net data rate of 9.5-Tb/s and transmission over 29-km.

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