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H. Goto, M. Yoshida, T. Omiya, K. Kasai, M. Nakazawa, "Polarisation and frequency division multiplexed 1G
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M. Yoshida, H. Goto, K. Kasai, M. Nakazawa, "64 and 128 coherent QAM optical transmission over 150
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N. Kikuchi, K. Mandai, K. Sekine, S. Sasaki, "Incoherent 32-level optical multilevel signalling
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E. Ip, A. P. T. Lau, D. J. F. Barros, J. M. Khan, "Coherent detection in optical fiber systems," Opt. Exp. 16, 753-791 (2008).

A. J. Lowery, "Fiber nonlinearity pre- and post-compensation for
long-haul optical links using OFDM," Opt. Exp. 15, 12965- (2007).

E. Yamazaki, F. Inuzuka, K. Yonenaga, A. Takada, M. Koga, "Compensation of interchannel crosstalk induced by
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S. Oda, H. Sunnerud, P. A. Andrekson, "High efficiency and high output power fiber-optic
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K. Roberts, C. Li, L. Strawczynski, M. O'Sullivan, I. Hardcastle, "Electronic precompensation of optical nonlinearity," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 403-405 (2006).

E. Pincemin, A. Tan, A. Bezard, A. Tonello, S. Wabnitz, J.-D. Ania-Castañòn, S. Turitsyn, "Robustness of 40 Gb/s ASK modulation formats in the
practical system infrastructure," Opt. Exp. 14, 12049-12062 (2006).

E. B. Desurvire, "Capacity demand and technology challenges for
lightwave systems in the next two decades," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4697-4710 (2006).

A. J. Lowery, J. Armstrong, "Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing for
dispersion compensation of long-haul optical systems," Opt. Exp. 2006 14, 2079-2084 (2006).

I. B. Djordjevic, B. Vasic, "100-Gb/s transmission using orthogonal
frequency-division multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1576-1578 (2006).

A. D. Ellis, F. C. G. Gunning, "Spectral density enhancement using coherent WDM," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 504-506 (2005).

P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, H. Sabert, B. Mangan, D. Williams, L. Farr, M. Mason, A. Tomlinson, T. Birks, J. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, "Ultimate low loss of hollow-core photonic crystal
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C. Rasmussen, T. Fjelde, J. Bennike, L. Fenghai, S. Dey, B. Mikkelsen, P. Mamyshev, P. Serbe, P. van der Wagt, Y. Akasaka, D. Harris, D. Gapontsev, V. Ivshin, P. Reeves-Hall, "DWDM 40 G transmission over trans-pacific distance (10
000 km) using CSRZ-DPSK, enhanced FEC, and all-Raman-amplified
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J. M. Kahn, K.-P. Ho, "Spectral efficiency limits and modulation/detection
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L. G. L. Wegener, B. M. L. Povinelli, A. G. Green, P. P. Mitra, J. B. Stark, P. B. Littlewood, "The effect of propagation nonlinearities on the
information capacity of WDM optical fiber systems: Cross-phase
modulation and four-wave mixing," Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 189, 81-99 (2004).

C. Xu, X. Liu, X. Wei, "Differential phase-shift keying for high spectral
efficiency optical transmissions," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 10, 281-293 (2004).

M. G. Taylor, "Coherent detection method using DSP for demodulation
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L. Thylen, E. Berglind, O. Nilsson, "Channel capacity of optical fibres," Private Communication (2002).

J. Armstrong, "Peak-to-average power reduction for OFDM by repeated
clipping and frequency domain filtering," Electron. Lett. 38, 246-248 (2002).

X. Liu, X. Wei, R. E. Slusher, C. J. McKinstrie, "Improving transmission performance in differnetioal
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S. Y. Chung, G. D. Forney, T. J. Richardson, R. Urbanke, "On the design of low density parity check codes within
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J. B. Stark, P. P. Mitra, A. Sengupta, "Information capacity for optical communication
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A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, "On the capacity of intensity modulated systems using
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P. P. Mitra, J. B. Stark, "Nonlinear limits to the information capacity of
optical fibre communications," Nature 411, 1027-1030 (2001).

R.-J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, "Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave
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J. Armstrong, "Peak-to-average power reduction for OFDM by repeated
clipping and frequency domain filtering," Electron. Lett. 38, 246-248 (2002).

D. J. Malyon, T. Widdowson, E. G. Bryant, S. F. Carter, J. V. Wright, W. A. Stallard, "Demonstration of optical pulse propagation over 10000
km of fibre using recirculating loop," Electron. Lett. 27, 120-121 (1991).

H. J. Thiele, R. I. Killey, P. Bayvel, "Influence of fibre dispersion and bit rate on
cross-phase-modulation-induced distortion in amplified optical fibre
links," Electron. Lett. 34, 2050-2051 (1998).

R.-J. Essiambre, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, "Intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave
mixing in high-speed TDM systems," Electron. Lett. 35, 1576-1578 (1999).

A. D. Ellis, J. D. Cox, D. Bird, J. Regnault, J. V. Wright, W. A. Stallard, "5 Gbit/s soliton propagation over 350 km with large
periodic dispersion coefficient perturbations using erbium doped
fibre amplifier repeaters," Electron. Lett. 27, 878- (1991).

W. Pieper, C. Kurtze, R. Schnabel, D. Bruer, R. Ludwig, K. Petermann, "Nonlinearity insensitive standard fibre transmission
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I. B. Djordjevic, B. Vasic, "100-Gb/s transmission using orthogonal
frequency-division multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1576-1578 (2006).

E. Yamazaki, F. Inuzuka, K. Yonenaga, A. Takada, M. Koga, "Compensation of interchannel crosstalk induced by
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K. Roberts, C. Li, L. Strawczynski, M. O'Sullivan, I. Hardcastle, "Electronic precompensation of optical nonlinearity," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 403-405 (2006).

A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, "On the capacity of intensity modulated systems using
optical amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1029-1031 (2001).

M. G. Taylor, "Coherent detection method using DSP for demodulation
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J. H. Winters, R. D. Gitlin, "Electronic signal processing techniques in long haul
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H. Goto, M. Yoshida, T. Omiya, K. Kasai, M. Nakazawa, "Polarisation and frequency division multiplexed 1G
symbol/s, 64 QAM coherent optical transmission with 8.6 b/s/Hz
spectral efficiency over 160 km," IEICE Electron. Exp. 5, 776-781 (2008).

A. Krier, Y. Mao, "High performance uncooled InAsSbP/InGaAs photodiodes
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M. E. McCarthy, J. Zhao, A. D. Ellis, P. Gunning, "Full-field electronic dispersion compensation of 10
Gbit/s OOK without Raman amplification over 4$\,\times\,$124 km field-installed SSF," J. Lightw. Technol. 27, 5327-5335 (2009).

C. Rasmussen, T. Fjelde, J. Bennike, L. Fenghai, S. Dey, B. Mikkelsen, P. Mamyshev, P. Serbe, P. van der Wagt, Y. Akasaka, D. Harris, D. Gapontsev, V. Ivshin, P. Reeves-Hall, "DWDM 40 G transmission over trans-pacific distance (10
000 km) using CSRZ-DPSK, enhanced FEC, and all-Raman-amplified
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E. Pincemin, A. Tan, A. Bezard, A. Tonello, S. Wabnitz, J.-D. Ania-Castañòn, S. Turitsyn, "Robustness of 40 Gb/s ASK modulation formats in the
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M. Yoshida, H. Goto, K. Kasai, M. Nakazawa, "64 and 128 coherent QAM optical transmission over 150
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A. J. Lowery, J. Armstrong, "Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing for
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J. B. Stark, P. P. Mitra, A. Sengupta, "Information capacity for optical communication
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