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Title: Pulsed-incoherent-light-inj ected Fabry-Perot laser diode for WDM passive optical networks
Authors: Kim, H. 
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2010
Citation: Kim, H. (2010-01-18). Pulsed-incoherent-light-inj ected Fabry-Perot laser diode for WDM passive optical networks. Optics Express 18 (2) : 1714-1721. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We propose and demonstrate a pulsed-incoherent-light-inj ected Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP-LD) which generates incoherent return-to-zero (RZ) signals for wavelength-division-multiplexing passive optical networks. For the generation of the RZ signals, we first convert the continuous-wave (CW) amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) into an ASE pulse train with a pulse carver, spectrum-slice it into multiple channels with a waveguide grating router, and then inject them into FP-LDs for data modulation. Thanks to a wide slicing bandwidth of the injected incoherent light, the spectral linewidth of the generated RZ signals is determined by the slicing bandwidth, without being affected by the use of the RZ format. Thus, compared to incoherent non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signals generated with CW-ASE-injected FP-LDs, the RZ signals have a similar spectral linewidth but a wide timing margin between adjacent bits. Thus, the proposed transmitter can offer better dispersion tolerance than the NRZ signals. For example, our experimental demonstration performed at 1.25 Gb/s shows ∼50% higher dispersion tolerance than the NRZ signals generated with CW ASE-injected FP-LDs. Despite the large slicing bandwidth of 0.67 nm for the injected ASE, we were able to transmit 1.25-Gb/s signals over 45-km standard single-mode fiber without dispersion compensation. The receiver sensitivity is also improved by 1.5 dB by using the RZ format. © 2010 Optical Society of America.
Source Title: Optics Express
ISSN: 10944087
DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.001714
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