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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15911–15925

Modulation-format agile, reconfigurable Tb/s transmitter based on optical arbitrary waveform generation

David J. Geisler, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Tingting He, Ryan P. Scott, Loukas Paraschis, Jonathan P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15911-15925 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015911


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Abstract

This paper presents the concept of an optical transmitter based on optical arbitrary waveform generation (OAWG) capable of synthesizing Tb/s optical signals of arbitrary modulation format. Experimental and theoretical demonstrations in this paper include generation of data packet waveforms focusing on (a) achieving high spectral efficiencies in quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) and 16 quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) modulation formats, (b) generation of complex data waveform packets used for optical-label switching (OLS) consisting of a data payload and label on a carrier and subcarrier, and (c) repeatability and accuracy of duobinary (DB) data packet waveforms with BER measurements. These initial demonstrations are based on static OAWG, or line-by-line pulse shaping, to generate repeated waveforms of arbitrary shape. In addition to experimental and theoretical demonstrations of static OAWG, simulated results show dynamic OAWG, which involves encoding continuous data streams of arbitrary symbol sequence on data packet waveforms of arbitrary length.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2009
Published: August 24, 2009

Citation
David J. Geisler, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Tingting He, Ryan P. Scott, Loukas Paraschis, Jonathan P. Heritage, and S. J. B. Yoo, "Modulation-format agile, reconfigurable 
Tb/s transmitter based on 
optical arbitrary waveform generation," Opt. Express 17, 15911-15925 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-15911


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