Real-time Gigabit Ethernet Transmission over up to 25 m Step-Index Polymer Optical Fibre using LEDs and FPGA-Based Signal Processing

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Breyer, Florian; Hanik, Norbert (Institute for Communications Engineering, Technische Universität München, 80290 Munich, Germany)
Lee, S. C. Jeffrey (COBRA Institute, Technical University Eindhoven, Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ, Eindhoven)
Cárdenas, Daniel (University San Francisco de Quito, Col. Politecnico, M-313, Cumbaya (Quito), Ecuador)
Randel, Sebastian (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81730 Munich, German)

Real-time Gigabit Ethernet transmission over up to 25 m Step-Index Polymer Optical Fibre is demonstrated using a commercial LED. This is enabled by use of PAM-4 modulation and receiver equalisation including clock recovery, implemented in an FPGA.