34.6 Tbit/s WDM Transmission Using Soliton Kerr Frequency Combs as Optical Source and Local Oscillator

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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Marin, Pablo; Kemal, Juned N.; Trocha, Philipp; Wolf, Stefan (Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany)
Kordts, Arne; Karpov, Maxim; Pfeiffer, Martin H. P.; Brasch, Victor; Kippenberg, Tobias J. (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Freude, Wolfgang; Koos, Christian (Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) & Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)

We demonstrate massively parallel WDM transmission using soliton Kerr frequency combs both as multi-wavelength source at the transmitter and as multi-wavelength local oscillator at the re-ceiver. The viability of the concept is proven by transmitting 34.6 Tbit/s over 75 km.