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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 500–507

Demonstration of error-free 25Gb/s duobinary transmission using a colourless reflective integrated modulator

Caroline P. Lai, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Cleitus Antony, David W. Smith, Anna Borghesani, David G. Moodie, Graeme Maxwell, Peter Healey, Alistair Poustie, and Paul D. Townsend  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 500-507 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.000500


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Abstract

To realise novel, low-cost, photonic technologies that can support 100Gb/s Ethernet in next-generation dense wavelength-division-multiplexed metro transport networks, we are developing arrayed photonic integrated circuits that leverage colourless reflective modulators. Here, we demonstrate a single-channel, hybrid reflective electroabsorption modulator-based device, showing error-free 25.3Gb/s duobinary transmission with bit-error rates less than 1 × 10−12 over 35km of standard single-mode fibre. We further confirm the modulator’s colourless operation over the ITU C-band, with a 1.2dB variation in required optical signal-to-noise ratio over this wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Citation
Caroline P. Lai, Alan Naughton, Peter Ossieur, Cleitus Antony, David W. Smith, Anna Borghesani, David G. Moodie, Graeme Maxwell, Peter Healey, Alistair Poustie, and Paul D. Townsend, "Demonstration of error-free 25Gb/s duobinary transmission using a colourless reflective integrated modulator," Opt. Express 21, 500-507 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-500


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