We show experimentally that optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing using a simple direct-detection receiver can post-compensate for dispersion in 320km of SMF28e fiber at 20 Gbit/s. We also demonstrate a colorless transmitter at 12 Gbit/s.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
B. J. Schmidt, A. J. Lowery, and J. Armstrong, " Experimental Demonstrations of 20 Gbit/s Direct-Detection Optical OFDM and 12 Gbit/s with a Colorless Transmitter," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper PDP18.
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