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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 3

Advances in Tb/s Superchannels

S. Chandrasekhar and Xiang Liu,    Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, 791 Holmdel-Keyport Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA

Acknowledgments

The authors are especially grateful to their colleagues working in this field in Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, for fruitful collaborations and valuable discussions. Among them are L.L. Buhl, E.C. Burrows, R. Essiambre, A.H. Gnauck, and P.J. Winzer. The authors also wish to thank A.R. Chraplyvy, R.W. Tkach, and P.J. Winzer for their support.

3.1 Introduction

To satisfy the ever-increasing capacity demand in optical fiber communications, the data rate carried by each wavelength channel in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems has been increasing exponentially [13]. The ...

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