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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13479–13486

Dual-band OOFDM system based on tandem single-sideband modulation transmitter

Zhenbo Xu, Rongqing Hui, and Maurice O’Sullivan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13479-13486 (2009)

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We demonstrate an optical orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OOFDM) transmitter using a simple dual-electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) to perform tandem single-sideband optical modulation. This allows a doubling of transmission capacity. A commercial optical transmitter card, equipped with an on-board arbitrary waveform generator, is used for the system test. A proof-of-concept transmission experiment is conducted using a fiber-optic re-circulating loop.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2009
Published: July 21, 2009

Zhenbo Xu, Rongqing Hui, and Maurice O'Sullivan, "Dual-band OOFDM system based on tandem single-sideband modulation transmitter," Opt. Express 17, 13479-13486 (2009)

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