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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6984–6995

Electronic dispersion compensation in a 50 Gb/s optically unamplified direct-detection receiver enabled by vestigial-sideband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing

William A. Ling and Ilya Lyubomirsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6984-6995 (2014)

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We present a novel method for dispersion compensation based on vestigial-sideband transmission of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed signal through standard signal-mode fiber with a direct-detection receiver. This technique requires simpler optical components and can withstand greater link attenuation and splitting ratios than similar methods previously studied, making the method ideal for optically unamplified receivers, such as those in passive optical networks. We present simulations as well as experimental measurements to demonstrate its practicality.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

William A. Ling and Ilya Lyubomirsky, "Electronic dispersion compensation in a 50 Gb/s optically unamplified direct-detection receiver enabled by vestigial-sideband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing," Opt. Express 22, 6984-6995 (2014)

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