Maximizing information throughput of ultra-wideband fiber-optic communication systems
Maximized information rates of ultra-wideband (typically, beyond 100 nm modulated bandwidth) lumped-amplified fiber-optic communication systems have been thoroughly examined accounting for the wavelength dependencies of optical fiber parameters in conjunction with the impact of the inelastic inter-channel stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). Three strategies to maximize point-to-point link throughput were proposed: optimizations of non-uniformly and uniformly distributed launch power per channel and the optimization based on adjusting to the target 3 dB ratio between the power of linear amplified spontaneous emission and nonlinear interference noise. The results clearly emphasize the possibility to approach nearly optimal system performance by means of implementing pragmatic engineering sub-optimal optimization strategies.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/J017582/1)