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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B289–B294

Performance improvement of 10Gb/s direct modulation OFDM by optical injection using monolithically integrated discrete mode lasers

C. Browning, K. Shi, S. Latkowski, P. M. Anandarajah, F. Smyth, B. Cardiff, R. Phelan, and L. P. Barry  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B289-B294 (2011)

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Performance improvement of a directly modulated 10Gb/s OFDM system by optical injection of monolithically integrated lasers is shown experimentally over differing fibre lengths. The modulation and optical injection is performed using monolithically integrated Discrete Mode lasers. It is shown that optical injection with this device reduces third order inter-modulation distortion by up to 10dB and this results in an improvement in system performance from above a forward error correction BER threshold of 1 × 10−3 to significantly below it.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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C. Browning, K. Shi, S. Latkowski, P. M. Anandarajah, F. Smyth, B. Cardiff, R. Phelan, and L. P. Barry, "Performance improvement of 10Gb/s direct modulation OFDM by optical injection using monolithically integrated discrete mode lasers," Opt. Express 19, B289-B294 (2011)

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