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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8630–8640

10.7 Gb/s electronic predistortion transmitter using commercial FPGAs and D/A converters implementing real-time DSP for chromatic dispersion and SPM compensation

Robert Waegemans, Stefan Herbst, Ludwig Holbein, Philip Watts, Polina Bayvel, Cornelius Fürst, and Robert I. Killey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8630-8640 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008630


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Abstract

We present an experimental demonstration of simultaneous chromatic dispersion and self-phase modulation compensation at 10.7 Gb/s using real-time electronic digital signal processing. This was achieved using a pre-distorting transmitter based on commercially available field programmable gate arrays and 21.4 GS/s, 6-bit resolution digital-to-analog converters. The digital signal processing employed look-up tables stored in RAM. This resulted in the achievement of a BER of 10−6 at an OSNR of 16 dB after transmission over a 450 km link of uncompensated standard single mode fiber with + 4dBm launch power.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: March 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2009
Published: May 7, 2009

Citation
Robert Waegemans, Stefan Herbst, Ludwig Holbein, Philip Watts, Polina Bayvel, Cornelius Fürst, and Robert I. Killey, "10.7 Gb/s electronic predistortion transmitter using commercial FPGAs and D/A converters implementing real-time DSP for chromatic dispersion and SPM compensation," Opt. Express 17, 8630-8640 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8630


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