We experimentally demonstrate a novel OADM having asymmetric bandwidth to optimally support hybrid 10-Gb/s and 40-Gb/s DWDM transmission with 50-GHz spacing. 10-Gb/s RZ-OOK and 40-Gb/s DPSK signals are passed through multiple OADMs with moderate penalty.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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D. A. Fishman, J. Ying, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, and A. H. Gnauck, " Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer with Asymmetric Bandwidth Allocation and Dispersion Compensation for Hybrid 10-Gb/s and 40-Gb/s DWDM Transmission," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWI64.