PSK-homodyne detection using a polarization-multiplexed pilot-carrier in 2-bit/symbol transmission with an inverse-RZ signal at 20 Gb/s was demonstrated. The proposed scheme allows a high-extinction-ratio inverse-RZ signal by intensity-noise reduction (>15 dB) in a homodyne-balanced receiver.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2920) Fiber optics and optical communications : Homodyning
T. Miyazaki and F. Kubota, " PSK Homodyne Detection Using a Pilot Carrier for Multi-Bit/Symbol Transmission with Inverse-RZ Signal," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OThR7.
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