Generation and system impact of variable duty cycle α-RZ pulses

John C. Mauro, Srikanth Raghavan, Sergey Ten

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We report on the generation and impact of the new α-RZ modulation format, which combines the phase encoding features of RZ-AMI with a novel technique of pulse shaping that produces variable duty cycle RZ pulses. We present simulation results showing that α-RZ pulses with an optimized duty cycle provide significant advantage over standard NRZ and RZ-type formats in a 40 Gbit/s dispersion managed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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