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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22284–22290

Gigabit NRZ, CAP and optical OFDM systems over POF links using LEDs

J. L. Wei, L. Geng, D.G. Cunningham, R.V. Penty, and I. H. White  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22284-22290 (2012)

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Simulations have been performed to compare the system capacity and power dissipation of NRZ, CAP-64 and 64-QAM-OFDM systems over FEC enhanced POF links using LEDs, for both unidirectional and bidirectional transmission. It is shown that CAP-64 outperforms NRZ and 64-QAM-OFDM in terms of system capacity and supports a record high 3.5Gb/s bidirectional and 2.1Gb/s unidirectional transmissions over 50m POF. The CAP-64 transceiver consumes similar power compared with NRZ whilst the 64-QAM-OFDM transceiver consumes about twice as much.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: September 14, 2012

J. L. Wei, L. Geng, D.G. Cunningham, R.V. Penty, and I. H. White, "Gigabit NRZ, CAP and optical OFDM systems over POF links using LEDs," Opt. Express 20, 22284-22290 (2012)

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