Optical Comb and Filter Bank (De)Mux Enabling 1 Tb/s Orthogonal Sub-band Multiplexed CO-OFDM Free of ADC/DAC Limits

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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Nazarathy, Moshe (EE Dept., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 32000, Israel)
Marom, Dan M. (Applied Physics Dept., Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem 91904, Israel)
Shieh, William (EEE Dept., ARC Centre, Univ. Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia)

Realizations of 100-1000Gb/s CO-OFDM are hindered by electronic ADC/DAC rates. By (de)multiplexing the OFDM sub-bands by means of optical-comb generators with repetition rate matched to subband separation, we eliminate complex RF up/down-converters and relieve ADC/DAC requirements.