We demonstrate the ever-first self-homodyne coherent detection of 10 Gbit/s PSK signals using Brillouin amplification of the optical carrier. Performance close to the ideal homodyne receiver is obtained by using DC-balancing and post-detection high-pass filtering.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
L. Banchi, M. Presi, R. Proietti, and E. Ciaramella, "Self-Homodyne 10 Gbit/s PSK Receiver Based on Stimulated Brillouin Amplification and Electrical Filtering," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OWW2.
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