Optical equalizers for bandwidth-limited transmitters and PAM-based fiber optic links

Xuhan Guo, David G. Cunningham, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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Abstract

Optical feed-forward equalization (FFE) of a single-mode fiber link has been studied theoretically. It is demonstrated that a simple short optical FFE having three to five taps can provide significant performance improvement of bandwidth-limited transmitters for both short and long reach links compared with the nonequalized scenario. Since optical FFEs can simultaneously operate on multiple wavelength division multiplexing channels, they can provide a simple, low power, and cost-effective solution for high-speed optical communication links.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2484-2491
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume36
Issue number12
Early online date27 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Feed-forward equalization
  • Optical equalizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Optical equalizers for bandwidth-limited transmitters and PAM-based fiber optic links. / Guo, Xuhan; Cunningham, David G.; Penty, Richard V.; White, Ian H.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 36, No. 12, 15.06.2018, p. 2484-2491.

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Guo, Xuhan ; Cunningham, David G. ; Penty, Richard V. ; White, Ian H. / Optical equalizers for bandwidth-limited transmitters and PAM-based fiber optic links. In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 12. pp. 2484-2491.
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