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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 454–456

UWB-over-Fiber transmission system using a dual-output Mach-Zehnder modulator

Ying Zhao, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, and Bingkun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 454-456 (2010)

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A novel scheme for ultra-wideband (UWB) monocycle pulse generation is proposed based on a dual-output push-pull Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM). The MZM is driven by a non-return-to-zero (NRZ) data sequence and biased at the nonlinear point to generate edge-triggered pulses. To combine the complementary pulses forming a monocycle UWB pulse, two schemes are used to implement incoherent summation structure. A proof-of-concept experiment of UWB-over-fiber down-link system is set up. Further, by using digital signal processing (DSP) to calculate the bit error rate (BER), the transmission performance of two system configurations is studied.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

Ying Zhao, Xiaoping Zheng, Hanyi Zhang, and Bingkun Zhou, "UWB-over-Fiber transmission system using a dual-output Mach-Zehnder modulator," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 454-456 (2010)

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