Corning, Ciena Team on 100G Over Single 250-km Span

Corning plans to demonstrate a single-span system of long-haul optical fibers with Ciena at OFC/NFOEC this week in Los Angeles. The demo will feature an advanced 100G coherent solution with 250 km single-span transmission built with commercially available equipm...

Corning plans to demonstrate a single-span system of long-haul optical fibers with Ciena at OFC/NFOEC this week in Los Angeles. The demo will feature an advanced 100G coherent solution with 250 km single-span transmission built with commercially available equipment.

The 250 km-span configuration uses Corning's SMF-28 ULL optical fiber and Ciena's ActivFlex 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. The Ciena platform uses integrated coherent 100G optics and an ActivSpan Common Photonic Layer line system with Raman amplification at the terminal sites. All components are commercially available today, and the extended single-span transmission system is designed to operate without fixed dispersion compensation or in-line amplification.
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