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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Feb. 6, 2004
  • pp: 92–99

Effect of line codes and WDM wavelengths on the performance of transmission systems based on the Mach-Zehnder modulator

Hadj Bourdoucen  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 92-99 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.3.000092


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Abstract

Simulation studies on the effects of the modulation line codes and WDM wavelengths of the dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator are presented. The two coding formats considered are non-return-to-zero (NRZ) and return-to-zero (RZ) operating at 10 and 40 Gbit/s within a wavelength range of 1548-1553 nm. The transmission performance of the compensated system has been evaluated. The results of Q-factor and bit-error-rate (BER) diagrams have shown that NRZ codes are much less affected by the detuning of the WDM wavelengths than the RZ format.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components

ToC Category:
RESEARCH PAPERS

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2003
Published: January 30, 2004

Citation
Hadj Bourdoucen, "Effect of line codes and WDM wavelengths on the performance of transmission systems based on the Mach-Zehnder modulator," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 92-99 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-3-2-92


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