Abstract

We demonstrate an optical orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OOFDM) transmitter using a simple dual-electrode Mach- Zehnder modulator (MZM) to perform tandem single-sideband optical modulation. This allows a doubling of transmission capacity. A commercial optical transmitter card, equipped with an on-board arbitrary waveform generator, is used for the system test. A proof-of-concept transmission experiment is conducted using a fiber-optic re-circulating loop.

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1997

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Technique for optical SSB generation to overcome dispersionpenalties in fibre-radio systems,"IEE Electron. Lett. 33, 74-75 (1997)
[CrossRef]

Ahmed, Z.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Technique for optical SSB generation to overcome dispersionpenalties in fibre-radio systems,"IEE Electron. Lett. 33, 74-75 (1997)
[CrossRef]

Armstrong, J.

Bao, H.

Benlanchtar, Y.

Brendon,

Djordjevic, I. B.

Du, L. B.

Jansen, S.

Lowery, A. J.

Ma, Y.

W. Shieh, X. Yi, Y. Ma, and Q. Yang, "Coherent optical OFDM: has its time come?" Opt. Express 7, 234-255 (2008).

Morita, I.

Novak, D.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Technique for optical SSB generation to overcome dispersionpenalties in fibre-radio systems,"IEE Electron. Lett. 33, 74-75 (1997)
[CrossRef]

Schenk, T.

Schenk, T. W.

Shieh, W.

W. Shieh, X. Yi, Y. Ma, and Q. Yang, "Coherent optical OFDM: has its time come?" Opt. Express 7, 234-255 (2008).

W. Shieh, H. Bao, and Y. Tang, "Coherent Optical OFDM: theory and design," Opt. Express 16, 841-859 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Smith, G. H.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Technique for optical SSB generation to overcome dispersionpenalties in fibre-radio systems,"IEE Electron. Lett. 33, 74-75 (1997)
[CrossRef]

Takeda, N.

Tanaka, H.

Tang, Y.

Vasic, B.

Weiner, A.

S. Xiao and A. Weiner, "Four-user 3GHz Spaced Subcarrier Multiplexing (SCM) Using Optical Direct-Detection via Hyperfine WDM," IEEE Photon. Technol. 17, 2218-2220 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, S.

S. Xiao and A. Weiner, "Four-user 3GHz Spaced Subcarrier Multiplexing (SCM) Using Optical Direct-Detection via Hyperfine WDM," IEEE Photon. Technol. 17, 2218-2220 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yang, Q.

W. Shieh, X. Yi, Y. Ma, and Q. Yang, "Coherent optical OFDM: has its time come?" Opt. Express 7, 234-255 (2008).

Yi, X.

W. Shieh, X. Yi, Y. Ma, and Q. Yang, "Coherent optical OFDM: has its time come?" Opt. Express 7, 234-255 (2008).

IEE Electron. Lett.

G. H. Smith, D. Novak, and Z. Ahmed, "Technique for optical SSB generation to overcome dispersionpenalties in fibre-radio systems,"IEE Electron. Lett. 33, 74-75 (1997)
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol.

S. Xiao and A. Weiner, "Four-user 3GHz Spaced Subcarrier Multiplexing (SCM) Using Optical Direct-Detection via Hyperfine WDM," IEEE Photon. Technol. 17, 2218-2220 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Other

S. C. Lee, F. Breyer, S. Randel, etc, "24Gb/s transmission over 730m of Multimode Fiber by Direct Modulation of an 850nm VCSEL using discrete Mult-tone Modulation," in Proc OFC, paper PDP6 (2007).

S. Jansen, I. Morita, N. Takeda, and H. Tanaka, "20Gb/s OFDM Transmission over 4160km SSMF Enabled by FR-Pilot Phase Noise Compensation," in Proc OFC, Paper PDP15 (2007).

B. J. C. Schmidt, A. J. Lowery, and J. Armstrong, "Experimental Demonstration of 20Gb/s Direct-Detection Optical OFDM and 12Gb.s with a colorless transmitter," in Proc OFC, PDP 18 (2007).

R. Hui, "Multi-tributary OFDM Optical Transmitter Using Carrier-Suppressed Optical Single-Sideband Modulation," in Proc OFC, paper MF74 (2003).

R. V. Nee and R. Prasad, OFDM for Wireless Multimedia Communications (Artech House Publishers 2000).

L. Hanzo and T. Keller, OFDM and MC-CDMA A Primer (John Wiley 2006).

T. D. Chiueh and P. Y. Tsai, OFDM Baseband Receiver Design of Wireless Communications (Wiley Press 2007).

S. J. Jansen, I. Morita, N. Takeda, and H. Tanaka, "Optical OFDM. A hype or is it for real?," in Proc ECOC, paper Mo.3.E.3 (2008).

J. Gaudette, D. Krause, J. Cartledge, and K. Roberts, "Offset Sideband Modulation at 2.5 GSym/s," in Proc OFC, paper OTHD1 (2007).

Y. Ma, Q. Yang, Y. Tang, S. Chen, and W. Shieh, "1-Tb/s per Channel Coherent Optical OFDM Transmission with Subwavelength Bandwidth Access," in Proc OFC, paper PDPC1 (2009).

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