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50-Gb/s transmission over 500 m of multimode fiber using a multiwavelength modelocked semiconductor laser
Author(s): Michael M. Mielke; Gerard A. Alphonse; A. John Ritger; Jeff George; Peter J. Delfyett
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an optical transmission link capable of 50- Gb/s through 500 meters of multimode fiber. The aggregate bit rate is carried by 10 parallel wavelength channels, where the individual channel speed is 5-Gb/s. The source of the optical signal is an novel hybrid OTDM-WDM system based on a multi wavelength mode-locked semiconductor diode laser. The performance of the link is evaluated using bit-error rate (BER) analysis. Eye diagrams of the received optical signal yield a BER of 5 X 10-10. Spectral and temporal traces show robust pulse transmission and the potential for further increase in the aggregate bit rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4386, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434205
Show Author Affiliations
Michael M. Mielke, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Gerard A. Alphonse, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
A. John Ritger, Lucent Technologies (United States)
Jeff George, Lucent Technologies (United States)
Peter J. Delfyett, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4386:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III
Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor; Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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