Abstract

We present a cooler-less, free-running 1550 nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) directly modulated at 10.7 Gb/s. We also report on error-free transmission through 40 km of standard single-mode optical fiber, achieved without the use of dispersion-mitigation or mid-span amplification. Inverse-dispersion fiber was utilized to realize a dispersion-matched 99.7 km optical access uplink supporting error-free transmission with 27 dB loss margin. These results indicate the feasibility of implementing cooler-less long-wavelength VCSEL devices in long-reach optical access networks.

©2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Single-Channel Directly Detected Optical-OFDM Towards Higher Spectral Efficiency and Simplicity in 100 Gb/s Ethernet and Beyond

Lenin Mehedy, Masuduzzaman Bakaul, and Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3(5) 426-434 (2011)

Multi-Wavelength WiMAX–PONs With Overlapping Cells

Milos Milosavljevic, Pandelis Kourtessis, and John M. Senior
J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3(2) 172-177 (2011)

Transparent Transmission of a Secure Time Domain Spectral Phase Encoding/Decoding DPSK–OCDM Signal Over a DWDM Network

Zhensen Gao, Bo Dai, Xu Wang, Nobuyuki Kataoka, and Naoya Wada
J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3(5) 404-410 (2011)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription