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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21924–21931

Experimental demonstration of 110-Gb/s unsynchronized band-multiplexed superchannel coherent optical OFDM/OQAM system

Zhaohui Li, Tao Jiang, Haibo Li, Xuebing Zhang, Cai Li, Chao Li, Rong Hu, Ming Luo, Xu Zhang, Xiao Xiao, Qi Yang, and Shaohua Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21924-21931 (2013)

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In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the first 110-Gb/s multi-band superchannel coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing based on offset quadrature amplitude modulation (OFDM/OQAM) system. Unlike the conventional orthogonal band-multiplexed OFDM system, no timing or frequency synchronization is required for the OFDM/OQAM system. We further investigate the influence of guard band, and find that very trivial guard band spacing (<20MHz) is required without any sensitivity performance or spectral efficiency degradation. Thus, the newly designed scheme would significantly reduce the implementation constrains for the band-multiplexed superchannel coherent optical OFDM system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(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: July 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013

Zhaohui Li, Tao Jiang, Haibo Li, Xuebing Zhang, Cai Li, Chao Li, Rong Hu, Ming Luo, Xu Zhang, Xiao Xiao, Qi Yang, and Shaohua Yu, "Experimental demonstration of 110-Gb/s unsynchronized band-multiplexed superchannel coherent optical OFDM/OQAM system," Opt. Express 21, 21924-21931 (2013)

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