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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6378–6386

107 Gb/s coherent optical OFDM transmission over 1000-km SSMF fiber using orthogonal band multiplexing

W. Shieh, Q. Yang, and Y. Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6378-6386 (2008)

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Coherent optical OFDM (CO-OFDM) has emerged as an attractive modulation format for the forthcoming 100 Gb/s Ethernet. However, even the spectral-efficient implementation of CO-OFDM requires digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and analog-to-digital converters (ADC) to operate at the bandwidth which may not be available today or may not be cost-effective. In order to resolve the electronic bandwidth bottleneck associated with DAC/ADC devices, we propose and elucidate the principle of orthogonal-band-multiplexed OFDM (OBM-OFDM) to subdivide the entire OFDM spectrum into multiple orthogonal bands. With this scheme, the DAC/ADCs do not need to operate at extremely high sampling rate. The corresponding mapping to the mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design is also revealed. Additionally, we show the proof-of-concept transmission experiment through optical realization of OBM-OFDM. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first experimental demonstration of 107 Gb/s QPSK-encoded CO-OFDM signal transmission over 1000 km standardsingle-mode-fiber (SSMF) without optical dispersion compensation and without Raman amplification. The demonstrated system employs 2×2 MIMO-OFDM signal processing and achieves high electrical spectral efficiency with direct-conversion at both transmitter and receiver.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2008
Published: April 21, 2008

W. Shieh, Q. Yang, and Y. Ma, "107 Gb/s coherent optical OFDM transmission over 1000-km SSMF fiber using orthogonal band multiplexing," Opt. Express 16, 6378-6386 (2008)

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