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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13436–13441

Block-wise phase switching for double-sideband direct detected optical OFDM signals

Xi Chen, An Li, Di Che, Qian Hu, Yifei Wang, Jiayuan He, and William Shieh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13436-13441 (2013)

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We propose phase switching for either main-carrier or subcarriers of two consecutive signal blocks to achieve fading-free double-sideband direct-detection (DD). The proposed approach has twice of the electrical spectral efficiency (SE) of offset OFDM, and the same electrical SE as single-side band (SSB) OFDM. With this scheme, 40-Gb/s DD-OOFDM is successfully received over 80-km SSMF with single polarization and single detector.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2013
Published: May 28, 2013

Xi Chen, An Li, Di Che, Qian Hu, Yifei Wang, Jiayuan He, and William Shieh, "Block-wise phase switching for double-sideband direct detected optical OFDM signals," Opt. Express 21, 13436-13441 (2013)

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