Realization of Optical OFDM Using Time Lenses and Its Comparison with Conventional OFDM for Fiber-optic Systems

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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Yang, Dong; Kumar, Shiva (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada)

It is proposed to use Fourier transforms in optical domain using time lenses both at transmitter and at receiver to realize optical OFDM. Results show that coherent OFDM systems have higher nonlinear tolerance than direct detection OFDM.