41.5 Tb/s Data Transport over 549 km of Field Deployed Fiber Using Throughput Optimized Probabilistic-Shaped 144QAM to Support Metro Network Capacity Demands

Publication Date: 3/11/2018

Event: OFC 2018

Reference: Th4D.6: 1-3, 2018

Authors: Tiejun J. Xia, Verizon; Daniel L. Peterson Jr., Verizon; Glenn A. Wellbrock, Verizon; Ezra Ip, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Yue-Kai Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Yoshiaki Aono, NEC Corporation; Tsutomu Tajima, NEC Corporation

Abstract: 41.5-Tb/s over 549 km of deployed SSMF in Verizon’s network is achieved using probabilistic-shaped 144QAM to optimize throughput at ultra-fine granularity. This is the highest C-band only capacity and spectral efficiency in metro field environment.

Publication Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8386382