112 Gb/s PAM-4 Optical Signal Transmission over 100-m OM4 Multimode Fiber for High-Capacity Data-Center Interconnects

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Karinou, Fotini; Stojanovic, Nebojsa; Prodaniuc, Cristian; Qiang, Zhang (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, European Research Center, 80992, Munich, Germany)
Dippon, Thomas (Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH, Herrenberger Str. 130, 71034 Boeblingen, Germany)

112 Gb/s PAM-4 transmissions over 100-m OM4 MMF is demonstrated using a multi-mode 850-nm VCSEL. Results show that BER below the FEC limit can be achieved when employing equalization (FFE/MLSE) at the receiver. MLSE complexity vs. performance is also investigated.