Timing Jitter Impact on QAM Modulation of Frequency Combs Obtained by Cross Phase Modulation of Mode-locked Lasers

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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Pelusi, Mark (Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), IPOS, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Solis-Trapala, Karen; Inoue, Takashi; Nguyen Tan, Hung; Namiki, Shu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan)

Lower noise frequency combs obtained from mode-locked semiconductor and mode-locked fiber lasers by cross-phase modulation of output pulses in nonlinear fiber are compared. The importance of low timing jitter for enabling comb-line modulation with 96-Gb/s-DP-16QAM and 64QAM signals is shown.