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Opt Express. 2010 Jul 19;18(15):16243-57. doi: 10.1364/OE.18.016243.

Chromatic dispersion compensation in coherent transmission system using digital filters.

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  • 1Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE-16440, Sweden.


We present a comparative analysis of three popular digital filters for chromatic dispersion compensation: a time-domain least mean square adaptive filter, a time-domain fiber dispersion finite impulse response filter, and a frequency-domain blind look-up filter. The filters are applied to equalize the chromatic dispersion in a 112-Gbit/s non-return-to-zero polarization division multiplexed quadrature phase shift keying transmission system. The characteristics of these filters are compared by evaluating their applicability for different fiber lengths, their usability for dispersion perturbations, and their computational complexity. In addition, the phase noise tolerance of these filters is also analyzed.

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