The Information Capacity of the Fiber-Optic Channel: Bounds and prospects

Mark Shtaif*, Cristian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi, Xi Chen

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Abstract

We discuss the challenges in assessing the theoretical limits to the throughput of fiberoptic communications systems and argue that the uncertainty of available information capacity limits is within a range of 1.17 bit/s/Hz. We show that record experiments are within 20 to 30 percent from these limits in terrestrial single-mode fiber systems for metro to long-haul transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2024 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2024 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781957171326
StatePublished - 2024
Event2024 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2024 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 24 Mar 202428 Mar 2024

Publication series

Name2024 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2024 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2024 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period24/03/2428/03/24

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