It is shown that 30Gb/s transmission over 40km standard fibre of adaptively modulated optical OFDM signals is feasible for directly modulated DFB laser-based links without optical amplification and dispersion compensation. The corresponding loss margin is >4dB.
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J. M. Tang, P. M. Lane, and K. A. Shore, "30Gb/s Transmission over 40km Directly Modulated DFB Laser-Based SMF Links without Optical Amplification and Dispersion Compensation for VSR and Metro Applications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThB8.