Main Objectives


  • Mitigate intra- and inter-channel nonlinear distortions in single-mode WDM transmission systems.


  • Develop nonlinear signal analysis tools for MIMO optical transmission systems based on few-mode fibers.


  • Develop nonlinear equalization algorithms to mitigate inter-modal nonlinearities in few-mode optical transmission systems.


  • Develop figures of merit to assess the performance/complexity tradeoff of digital nonlinear equalization;


  • Experimentally validate the developed algorithms and analytical tools by means of offline processing of experimental data.


  • Implement reduced-complexity nonlinear equalization algorithms in real-time, resorting to high-speed and flexible hardware platforms.