July 5-9, 2015 in Budapest (Hungary)
VPIphotonics will present its latest simulation tools at ICTON 2015 to be held in Budapest, Hungary, July 5-9, 2015. This annual conference concentrates on applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing and novel applications.
Thursday, 9 July, 8:30-10:30
Modeling and design framework for SDM transmission systems (Invited)N. Karelin, H. Louchet, D. Kroushkov, A. Uvarov, S. Mingaleev, I. Koltchanov, A. Richter
Abstract: We present a sophisticated simulation framework for few-mode fiber based space division multiplexing (SDM) transmission systems supporting the characterization of the interplay between linear and nonlinear fiber effects, and design of key components such as optical amplifiers. We demonstrate its capabilities by discussing applications related to doped and un-doped multimode fiber design, linear and Kerr-induced mode coupling, and effective means for digital equalization at the receiver side.
July 6-9, 2015 in Prague (Czech Republic)
Monday, 6 July, 15:45-19:10
Predicting System Performance – An Art or Playing the Lottery?A. Richter, H. Louchet
Abstract: For many years, modeling and numerical simulation play an important role for characterizing equipment and dimensioning performance limitations of high-speed optical transmission systems. We try nothing less but to emulate in a computer environment what will happen in real life under real-world conditions, evaluate the performance of alternating transmission methods and corresponding technologies, and based on that make strategic decisions about the way to move forward. With this paper we discuss numerical techniques for estimating the signal performance for high-speed optical transmission systems. We illustrate how the perspective about "good methods" and "reliable criterions" changed over the years with the advancement of technology. Further we highlight major challenges for estimating signal performance in today's transmission systems and discuss techniques to overcome them.