Abstract

We present digital signal processing techniques and algorithms for improving the tolerance of polarization-division multiplexed (PDM) coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM) to fiber nonlinear effects, in both single-channel and wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) transmission. For single-channel transmission, we discuss a self-phase modulation (SPM) compensation method that jointly processes two polarization components of a PDM CO-OFDM signal. For WDM transmission, we describe a novel OFDM channel estimation scheme that reduces the cross-phase-modulation (XPM) penalty among the WDM channels. The nonlinear tolerance improvements enabled by these signal processing techniques are quantified through numerical simulations for both dispersion-unmanaged and dispersion-managed long-haul optical fiber transmission with 112-Gb/s PDM CO-OFDM wavelength channels.

© 2009 IEEE

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