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Measuring the quality of optical signals is one of the most important tasks in optical communications. A variety of metrics are available, namely the general shape of the eye diagram, the optical signal-to-noise power ratio (OSNR), the Q-factor as a measure of the eye opening, the error vector magnitude (EVM) that is especially suited for quadrature(More)
The capability of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) to amplify advanced optical modulation format signals is investigated. The input power dynamic range is studied and especially the impact of the SOA alpha factor is addressed. Our results show that the advantage of a lower alpha-factor SOA decreases for higher-order modulation formats. Experiments at(More)
Based on active millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs), a pair of receiver and transmitter modules have been developed and used for wireless data transmission experiments at 240 GHz with data rates of up to 40 Gbit/s. Both modules are driven with a subharmonic local oscillator, located at 120 GHz and feature broadband quadrature I/Q IF(More)
The convergence of optical metro networks and access networks extends the area of network coverage, and therefore requires the use of optical amplifiers. For this purpose, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) would be attractive, because they are broadband, can be centered between 1250 nm and 1600 nm, and because they are cheap in production and(More)
High carrier frequencies in the terahertz range 0.1...30 THz are required for wireless data transmission at line rates at or beyond 100 Gbit/s. Here we demonstrate a system with one to three carriers near 237 GHz for (75...100) Gbit/s single-polarization transmission over distances of (20...40) m. The narrow-band THz carrier is generated by photomixing of(More)
The feasibility of a wireless link at 220 GHz based on electronic upconversion and downconversion is demonstrated, connecting two optical links at data rates of up to 20 Gbit/s. We use either non-return-to-zero on-off keying with data rates up to 20 Gbit/s or electrical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing with data rates up to 9 Gbit/s. The wireless(More)
In this paper, Investigation of Q-Factor & Eye diagram in different transmitter and receiver module are shown. For this, 10Gbps optical communication system with fixed bit pattern of 16 bit sequence for iterations are used. For the analysis purpose return to zero (RZ) and non return to zero (NRZ) coding are taken. Here Q-Factor is improved by changing(More)
We investigate the performance of a fiber-based OFDM transmission system for wireless backhauling with a target data rate of 2.5...10 Gbit/s using directly modulated lasers. Newly developed semiconductor DFB lasers in index and complex coupled curved stripe technology as well as lasers with ridge waveguide resonators were experimentally characterized and(More)