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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26527–26532

Adaptive nonlinear Volterra equalizer for mitigation of chirp-induced distortions in cost effective IMDD OFDM systems

Nuno Sequeira André, Kai Habel, Hadrien Louchet, and André Richter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26527-26532 (2013)

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We report experimental validations of an adaptive 2nd order Volterra equalization scheme for cost effective IMDD OFDM systems. This equalization scheme was applied to both uplink and downlink transmission. Downlink settings were optimized for maximum bitrate where we achieved 34Gb/s over 10km of SSMF using an EML with 10GHz bandwidth. For the uplink, maximum reach was optimized achieving 14Gb/s using a low-cost DML with 2.5GHz bandwidth.

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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: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

Nuno Sequeira André, Kai Habel, Hadrien Louchet, and André Richter, "Adaptive nonlinear Volterra equalizer for mitigation of chirp-induced distortions in cost effective IMDD OFDM systems," Opt. Express 21, 26527-26532 (2013)

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