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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2014
  • pp: 9993–10001

A full-duplex lightwave transmission system with an innovative VCSEL-based PM-to-IM converter

Chun-Yu Lin, Hai-Han Lu, Ching-Hung Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Tai-Wei Jhang, Sheng-Siang Ruan, and Kuan-Hung Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 9993-10001 (2014)

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A full-duplex lightwave transmission system employing innovative VCSEL-based PM-to-IM converters to deliver intensity-modulated CATV/phase-modulated RoF/intensity-remodulated RoF signals over two 40-km SMFs links is proposed and demonstrated. To be the first one of employing VCSEL-based PM-to-IM converters in full-duplex lightwave transmission systems, the downstream light is successfully intensity-remodulated with RoF signal for up-link transmission. Good performances of CNR/CSO/CTB are achieved for downstream CATV signal transmission, and low BER values are obtained for both downstream and upstream RoF signals transmissions. Our proposed systems present brilliant performances in delivering hybrid CATV and RoF signals. Such a full-duplex lightwave transmission system would be very attractive for fiber trunk applications to provide broadband integrated services.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2014
Published: April 17, 2014

Chun-Yu Lin, Hai-Han Lu, Ching-Hung Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Tai-Wei Jhang, Sheng-Siang Ruan, and Kuan-Hung Wu, "A full-duplex lightwave transmission system with an innovative VCSEL-based PM-to-IM converter," Opt. Express 22, 9993-10001 (2014)

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