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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16916–16921

An RZ DPSK receiver design with significantly improved dispersion tolerance

D. S. Govan and N. J. Doran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16916-16921 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016916


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Abstract

We show an improved DPSK receiver design which can increase useful dispersion tolerance by up to a factor of two. The increased dispersion tolerance is achieved through optimization of the optical filter at the receiver and the delay of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer. In this paper we fully explain the concept, quantify the gain and provide an explanation for the operation of the receiver.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Citation
Donald S. Govan and Nick Doran, "An RZ DPSK receiver design with significantly improved dispersion tolerance," Opt. Express 15, 16916-16921 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16916


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