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We demonstrate single-laser 32.5 Tbit/s 16QAM Nyquist wavelength division multiplexing transmission over a total length of 227 km of SMF-28 without optical dispersion compensation. A number of 325 optical carriers is derived from a single laser and encoded with dual-polarization 16QAM data using sinc-shaped Nyquist pulses. As we use no guard bands, the… (More)
We demonstrate for the first time transmission of 54 Gbit/s and 48 Gbit/s over 44 km and 150 km, respectively, utilizing an optical bandwidth of only 3 GHz. We used polarization division multiplexed 512QAM and 256QAM modulation formats in combination with Nyquist pulse shaping having virtually zero roll-off. The resulting spectral efficiencies range up to… (More)
Optical frequency combs have the potential to revolutionize terabit communications(1). Generation of Kerr combs in nonlinear microresonators(2) represents a particularly promising option(3) enabling line spacings of tens of GHz. However, such combs may exhibit strong phase noise(4-6), which has made high-speed data transmission impossible up to now. Here we… (More)
We demonstrate frequency comb sources based on silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) electro-optic modulators. Frequency combs with line spacings of 25 GHz and 40 GHz are generated, featuring flat-top spectra with less than 2 dB power variations over up to 7 lines. The combs are used for WDM data transmission at terabit/s data rates and distances of up to 300 km.
A self-coherent receiver capable of demultiplexing PolMUX-signals without an external polarization controller is presented. Training sequences are introduced to estimate the polarization rotation, and a decision feedback recursive algorithm mitigates the random walk of the recovered field. The concept is tested for a PolMUX-DQPSK modulation format where one… (More)
We introduce a next-generation long-reach access optical network (35 dB loss budget +2 dB margin) delivering up to 40G/40G per passive 1:256 optical distribution network, supporting symmetrical 1 Gb/s rates per home user or up to 40 Gb/s for business users (e.g., enterprises, antenna sites). The proposed system is based on a novel spectrally efficient… (More)
We demonstrate silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) electro-optic modulators that enable quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) and 16-state quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) with high signal quality and record-low energy consumption. SOH integration combines highly efficient electro-optic organic materials with conventional silicon-on-insulator (SOI) slot… (More)
The statistical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing passive optical network (OFDM-PON) concept with multiband optical network units (ONUs) is experimentally tested with two users and an optical line terminal at 2.5/5 Gb/s total effective capacity with binary phase-shift keying (BPSK)/quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) modulation. Both downstream… (More)
We demonstrate two 1Tbit/s superchannel architectures using a compact, FSR-tunable gain-switched comb source. SSMF transmission of 18GBaud Nyquist-WDM shaped PDM-QPSK and PDM-16QAM modulation is reported, with a capacity up to 1.296Tbit/s and SE of 7.2bit/s/Hz.
Optical Kerr frequency combs are known to be effective coherent multiwavelength sources for ultrahigh capacity fiber communications. These combs are the frequency-domain counterparts of a wide variety of spatiotemporal dissipative structures, such as cavity solitons, chaos, or Turing patterns (rolls). In this Letter, we demonstrate that Turing patterns,… (More)