As the latest generation of coherent detection and signal processing is deployed in live networks, their performance is not only meeting but exceeding expectations. Commercially available optical engines and transport systems now incorporate a broad range of advanced coherent technologies that together deliver dramatic improvements and new records for real-world spectral efficiency and capacity, as much as 50% higher than previously demonstrated. They are also delivering critical improvements in transport system availability by eliminating lightning-related service impacts on aerial fiber systems.
Meanwhile, research continues on innovations that will appear in future optical engine generations, delivering further improvements in capacity, performance and cost. Recent experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of such techniques as 1024 QAM modulation with constellation shaping and 100 gigabaud transmission, showing the way to a future of 1 terabit per second single-wavelength transmission.
This webinar will focus on these and other recent performance milestones enabled by advanced coherent technologies, from both real-world deployments and research demonstrations.