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Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3237–

Toward Terabit-per-Second Capacities Over Multimode Fiber Links Using SCM/WDM Techniques

E. J. Tyler, P. Kourtessis, M. Webster, E. Rochart, T. Quinlan, S. E. M. Dudley, S. D. Walker, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 3237- (2003)


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Abstract

This paper outlines the progress made on the use of subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) for high-speed datacommunications links over multimode fiber. Results include the demonstration of penalty-free transmission of 2.5 Gb/s data over worst case multimode fiber (MMF). A complete link demonstration of an SCM transmission system is reported, based on a quadrature phase-shift keying modulator and demodulator capable of a record 5.1 Gb/s per subcarrier data transmission. Superior performance compared with conventional baseband modulation techniques is shown. It is also demonstrated that when SCM is combined with dense wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM), aggregate data capacity of 200 Gb/s is feasible. Preliminary results demonstrate the possibility of 20-GHz WDM channel spacings, which if scaled show the potential for 1-Tb/s aggregate rates with a bandwidth-length product of 3 Tb/s.km.

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E. J. Tyler, P. Kourtessis, M. Webster, E. Rochart, T. Quinlan, S. E. M. Dudley, S. D. Walker, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, "Toward Terabit-per-Second Capacities Over Multimode Fiber Links Using SCM/WDM Techniques," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 3237- (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-21-12-3237

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