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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2019–2029

Electronic equalization for enabling communications at OC-192 rates using OC-48 components

G. S. Kanter, A. K. Samal, O. Coskun, and A. Gandhi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2019-2029 (2003)

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We propose using electronic equalization technology to allow components typically used in 2.5Gb/s systems to be used at 10Gb/s. We simulate the performance of links exploiting this concept and study the effect of receiver bandwidth on equalized systems in general. Links utilizing transmitters designed for 2.5Gb/s rates are experimentally demonstrated. Experiments also show that photo-receivers with 2.5 GHz bandwidths add minimal penalty when post-detection electronic equalization is employed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors

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Original Manuscript: July 1, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

G. Kanter, A. Samal, O. Coskun, and Anil Gandhi, "Electronic equalization for enabling communications at OC-192 rates using OC-48 components," Opt. Express 11, 2019-2029 (2003)

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