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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 17386–17392

47-km 1.25-Gbps transmission using a self-seeded transmitter with a modulation averaging reflector

Tin Komljenovic, Dubravko Babić, and Zvonimir Sipus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17386-17392 (2012)

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We demonstrate an extended-cavity (1-km round trip) transmitter employing a reflective-semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) self-seeded by spectrally-sliced passive modulation-averaging reflector. We show that using modulation averaging reflectors in self-seeded transmitters improves link margin, allows a wider range of bias conditions for the RSOA by removing the modulation in the seeding light and consequently allows operation with higher extinction ratios. We furthermore demonstrate 47 km transmission at 1.25 Gbps with a 16-channel fully passive remote node. This type of transmitter is suitable for application in colorless WDM-PON systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2012
Published: July 16, 2012

Tin Komljenovic, Dubravko Babić, and Zvonimir Sipus, "47-km 1.25-Gbps transmission using a self-seeded transmitter with a modulation averaging reflector," Opt. Express 20, 17386-17392 (2012)

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