21,4 GS/s Real-Time DSP-Based Optical OFDM Signal Generation and Transmission Over 1600 km of Uncompensated Fibre

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Benlachtar, Yannis; Watts, Philip M.; Bouziane, Rachid; Killey, Robert I. (Optical Networks Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK)
Watts, Philip M. (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thompson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 OFD, UK)
Milder, Peter; Koutsoyannis, Robert; Hoe, James C.; Püschel, Markus (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA)
Glick, Madeleine (Intel Labs Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA)

We report a real-time optical OFDM transmitter with the highest sampling rate to date. Generation and transmission of an 8.36Gb/s digitally up-converted single sideband OFDM signal over 1600km of uncompensated fiber with a BER<10-3 was achieved.