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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 4228–4232

Experimental Demonstration of Optical DQPSK Receiver Based on Frequency Discriminator Demodulator

Cheng-Chung Chien, Yi-Hsiang Wang, Ilya Lyubomirsky, and Yannick K. Lizé

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 19, pp. 4228-4232 (2009)

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This paper presents experimental data demonstrating a novel differential quadrature phase-shift keying receiver based on optical frequency discriminator demodulator with direct detection. The experimental results confirm theory, showing a factor of 2$\times$ enhanced tolerance to chromatic dispersion compared with a conventional delay-interferometer-based demodulator with balanced detection. The frequency discriminator direct detection receiver also shows a significant improvement in tolerance to Gordon–Mollenauer nonlinear phase noise.

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Cheng-Chung Chien, Yi-Hsiang Wang, Ilya Lyubomirsky, and Yannick K. Lizé, "Experimental Demonstration of Optical DQPSK Receiver Based on Frequency Discriminator Demodulator," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 4228-4232 (2009)

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