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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4303–4310

160 Gbit/s-300 km single-channel transmission in the 1.1 μm band with a precise GVD and slope compensation

Kengo Koizumi, Masato Yoshida, Toshihiko Hirooka, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4303-4310 (2013)

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We report a 160 Gbit/s single-channel OTDM transmission in the 1.1 μm band using a high-Δ single-mode step-index fiber (SIF) and ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers (YDFAs). The 160 Gbit/s OTDM signal was generated from a 10 GHz mode-locked Yb fiber laser. The dispersion and dispersion slope of the SIF were precisely compensated with a chirped fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and a pre-chirping technique, respectively. A nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) was employed to demultiplex the 160 Gbit/s OTDM signal to 10 Gbit/s. As a result, we achieved a 100 km transmission with a BER of < 10−9 and a 300 km transmission with a BER of < 10−3, which is below the standard FEC limit at a net bit rate of 149.5 Gbit/s taking the 7% FEC overhead into account.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2013
Published: February 12, 2013

Kengo Koizumi, Masato Yoshida, Toshihiko Hirooka, and Masataka Nakazawa, "160 Gbit/s-300 km single-channel transmission in the 1.1 μm band with a precise GVD and slope compensation," Opt. Express 21, 4303-4310 (2013)

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