We compare the dispersion and nonlinear tolerance of 10-Gb/s RZ-AMI format generated by a chirp managed laser (CML) with that generated by a MZM delay-interferometer transmitter. The CML delivers comparable performance in a small footprint.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
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S. Chandrasekhar, A. H. Gnauck, D. Mahgerefteh, X. Zheng, Y. Matsui, K. McCallion, Z. Fan, and P. Tayebati, " Experimental Study Comparing Characteristics of 10-Gb/s RZ-AMI Formats Generated by CML and MZM-DI Transmitters," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OThI4.
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