400 Gigabit Ethernet using advanced modulation formats: Performance, complexity, and power dissipation

Jinlong Wei, Qixiang Cheng, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, David G. Cunningham

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We review possible architectures for 400 Gigabit Ethernet links based on advanced modulation formats for the first time. Their optical link power budget, digital complexity, and power dissipation are compared via simulations. The challenges of implementing the physical layer are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7045407
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number2
Early online date19 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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