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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9915–9922

Experimental demonstration of 400 Gb/s optical PDM-OFDM superchannel multicasting by multiple-pump FWM in HNLF

Yuanxiang Chen, Juhao Li, Paikun Zhu, Bingli Guo, Lixin Zhu, Yongqi He, and Zhangyuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9915-9922 (2013)

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OFDM superchannel that consists of multiple low speed individually-modulated subbands has been proposed for high speed optical transmission and flexible optical networks with multiple data rate accommodation. In this work, we investigate the feasibility of superchannel multicasting and verify it utilizing multiple-pump FWM in highly nonlinear fiber. 400 Gb/s PDM-OFDM superchannel that consists of ten subbands is successfully delivered from one superchannel to up to seven different superchannels with error free operation. Pump power and signal power are also optimized to achieve the optimal multicasting performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.4255) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, multicast

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013

Yuanxiang Chen, Juhao Li, Paikun Zhu, Bingli Guo, Lixin Zhu, Yongqi He, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Experimental demonstration of 400 Gb/s optical PDM-OFDM superchannel multicasting by multiple-pump FWM in HNLF," Opt. Express 21, 9915-9922 (2013)

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