56 Gb/s 20-km Transmission of PAM-4 Signal Employing an EML in C-band without in-line Chromatic Dispersion Compensation

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 (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, European Research Center, 80992, Munich, Germany)

We experimentally demonstrate 56 Gb/s PAM-4 transmission using a 1.55-µm EML over a 20-km SMF maximum reported distance without employing DCFs in the link, for low-cost metro and short-reach WDM applications. Performance is optimized and compared for various DSP schemes.