Abstract

A system is presented which uses optical single sideband transmission at 10 Gb/s together with electrical dispersion compensation at the receiver. Transmission with a bit error rate better than 1010 on nondispersion shifted fiber is experimentally demonstrated over 320 km and the dispersion from 1000 km of fiber was effectively equalized in simulation. In the transmitter, driving one or two modulators with a combination of a baseband digital signal and the Hilbert transform of that signal creates an optical single sideband signal. In terms of reducing the effects of chromatic dispersion, transmitting the signal in a single sideband format has two advantages over a double sideband format. First, the optical bandwidth of the transmitted single sideband signal is approximately one half of a conventional double sideband signal. Second, an optical single sideband signal with transmitted carrier can be "self-homodyne" detected and the majority of the phase information preserved since no spectrum back folding occurs upon detection. This allows the received signal to be partially equalized in the electrical domain.

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J. Lightwave Technol. (8)

F. Ouellette, J. Cliche, and S. Gagnon, "All-fiber devices for chromatic dispersion compensation based on chirped distributed resonant coupling," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 1728-1738, Oct. 1994.

A. Djupsj backa and O. Sahlen, "Dispersion compensation by differential time delay," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 1849-1853, Oct. 1994.

K. Iwashita and N. Takachio, "Chromatic dispersion compensation in coherent optical communications," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 8, pp. 367-375, Mar. 1990.

J. H. Winters, "Equalization in coherent lightwave systems using microwave waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 7, pp. 813-815, May 1989.

--, "Equalization in coherent lightwave systems using a fractionally spaced equalizer," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 8, pp. 1487-1491, Oct. 1990.

A. F. Elrefaie, R. E. Wagner, D. A. Atlas, and D. G. Daut, "Chromatic dispersion limitations in coherent lightwave transmission systems," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 704-709, May 1988.

J. C. Cartledge and A. F. Elrefaie, "Effect of chirping-induced waveform distortion on the performance of direct detection receivers using traveling-wave semiconductor optical preamplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 9, pp. 209-219, Feb. 1991.

S. Yamamoto, N. Edagawa, H. Taga, Y. Yoshida, and H. Wakabayashi, "Analysis of laser phase noise to intensity noise conversion by chromatic dispersion in intensity modulation and direct detection optical-fiber transmission," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 8, pp. 1716-1722, Nov. 1990.

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