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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8135–8141

5-Gb/s optical transmitter based on incoherent-light-injected RSOAs with graceful upgrade capability for WDM PONs

Zaineb Al-Qazwini and Hoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8135-8141 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008135


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel and cost-effective optical transmitter based on incoherent-light-injected reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs) which can be upgraded to higher data rate without discarding the existing low-data-rate transmitter. The transmitter is based on optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM) of return-to-zero modulated RSOAs and thus capable of upgrading the system capacity on an as-needed basis simply by adding RSOAs. By using the proposed transmitter, we experimentally demonstrate a capacity upgrade from 2.5 to 5 Gb/s/channel by using two RSOAs, each operating at 2.5 Gb/s. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest reported data rate demonstrated using incoherent-light-injected RSOAs. We also demonstrate the performance of the proposed transmitter after 10-km transmission over standard single-mode fiber, and investigate the sensitivity penalty to the power level injected into the RSOAs as well as the optical delay for the OTDM.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2013
Published: March 27, 2013

Citation
Zaineb Al-Qazwini and Hoon Kim, "5-Gb/s optical transmitter based on incoherent-light-injected RSOAs with graceful upgrade capability for WDM PONs," Opt. Express 21, 8135-8141 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8135


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