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Numerical modeling of a novel TDM digital optical fiber communication link
Author(s): Stephen W. Farrer; Julian Cheng; Kevin J. Malloy; John Gerard McInerney; S. Sohail H. Naqvi
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Paper Abstract

Methods that increase the bandwidth of an optical fiber communication link beyond what is achievable with a single high speed laser and detector are of great interest. Time division multiplexing, TDM, is an attractive method of increasing overall system bandwidth, without having to increase the bandwidth of the individual transmitters and receivers. Mode-locked and gain-switched lasers are attractive sources for TDM. However, due to inadequate wavelength control in the laser fabrication process and the relatively wide spectrum resulting from mode-locking and gain-switching, fiber dispersion can degrade TDM systems. We introduce a simulation package that is used to model an experimental TDM fiber link and investigate the limits of transmission distance due to dispersion in a high speed communication link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2024, Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161343
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen W. Farrer, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Kevin J. Malloy, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
John Gerard McInerney, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2024:
Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems
Leonid G. Kazovsky; Karen Liu, Editor(s)

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