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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1221–1223

OFDM system implementation using compatible SSB modulation with a dual-electrode MZM

Zhenbo Xu, Maurice O’Sullivan, and Rongqing Hui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1221-1223 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001221


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Abstract

Single-sideband (SSB) direct-detection optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission is experimentally demonstrated in a system with 125 km fiber length, which does not need a guard band between the carrier and the OFDM band. The waveforms of compatible SSB modulation are analytically derived and realized through a single dual-electrode Mach–Zehnder modulator. The required optical signal-to-noise ratios for different modulation indices on the OFDM band are discussed for optimal operation.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

Citation
Zhenbo Xu, Maurice O’Sullivan, and Rongqing Hui, "OFDM system implementation using compatible SSB modulation with a dual-electrode MZM," Opt. Lett. 35, 1221-1223 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1221

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