Volume 7 (2018) Issue 1 Pages 13-18
We experimentally demonstrated a novel nonlinearity mitigation scheme based on digital signal processing using a three-layer neural network (NN). 40-Gbit/s optical 16QAM signal distorted by SPM was compensated, improving EVM values by about 15%. We also performed numerical simulation of the proposed scheme, and confirmed that the experiment agrees with the results of the simulation. We performed 100 times of learning processes to find weight and bias of each neuron. However, we did not observe any serious local minimum. We also investigated the effect of the number of neurons of the NN on the compensation performance.