100Gbps PAM-4 Transmission over 100m OM4 and Wideband Fiber using 850nm VCSELs

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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Lavrencik, Justin; Varughese, Siddharth; Thomas, Varghese A.; Ralph, Stephen E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30308, USA)
Landry, Gary; Tatum, Jim (Finisar, 600 Millennium drive, Allen, TX, 75013, USA)
Sun, Yi; Shubochkin, Roman; Balemarthy, Kasyapa (OFS, 2000 Northeast Expressway, Norcross, GA, 30061, USA)

We experimentally demonstrate 100Gbps PAM-4 transmission over 105m of OM4 and wideband MMF fibers. The 107Gbps line rates allow 100Gbps user rates with FEC. The link included unpackaged 850nm VCSELs designed for 25G operation and offline equalization and decoding.