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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1438–1443

Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel

Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad, Michael Galili, Leif K. Oxenløwe, Hao Hu, Anders T. Clausen, Jesper B. Jensen, Christophe Peucheret, and Palle Jeppesen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1438-1443 (2010)

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We have generated a single-wavelength data signal with a data capacity of 5.1 Tbit/s. The enabling techniques to generate the data signal are optical time-division multiplexing up to a symbol rate of 1.28 Tbaud, differential quadrature phase shift keying as data format, and polarisation-multiplexing. For the first time, error-free performance with a bit error rate less than 10−9 is demonstrated for the 5.1 Tbit/s data signal. This is achieved in a back-to-back configuration using a direct detection receiver based on polarisation- and time-demultiplexing, delay-demodulation and balanced photo-detection.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2010
Published: January 12, 2010

Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad, Michael Galili, Leif K. Oxenløwe, Hao Hu, Anders T. Clausen, Jesper B. Jensen, Christophe Peucheret, and Palle Jeppesen, "Demonstration of 5.1 Tbit/s data capacity on a single-wavelength channel," Opt. Express 18, 1438-1443 (2010)

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