We demonstrate a novel SOA-based all-optical π/4 phase modulator producing 21.3 Gbaud 8PSK from 21.3 Gbit/s OOK and 21.3 Gbaud QPSK inputs. Coherent detection-based bit error rate measurements indicate a 2.4 dB excess penalty.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators
J. M. Dailey, R. Webb, and B. Manning, "Generation of 21.3 Gbaud 8PSK Signal Using an SOA-Based All-Optical Phase Modulator," in 37th European Conference and Exposition on Optical Communications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Mo.1.LeSaleve.6.
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