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Optical Injection-Locked Directly-Modulated Lasers for Dispersion Pre-compensated Direct-Detection Transmission

Optical Injection-Locked Directly-Modulated Lasers for Dispersion Pre-compensated Direct-Detection Transmission
Optical Injection-Locked Directly-Modulated Lasers for Dispersion Pre-compensated Direct-Detection Transmission

The growing traffic demand in inter-data center and metro communications requires high-speed and low-cost transceivers that can flexibly adapt to different transmission distances of up to a few hundred km. Ultimately low-cost transceivers will use the simplest optical hardware: namely a directly-modulated transmitter and direct detection receiver. Using optical injection-locked directly-modulated lasers (OIL-DML), we propose a transmitter that can control the full field of the optical signal and achieve error-free transmission over up to 300 km of dispersion uncompensated SMF-28. We demonstrate such a transmission system and discuss its potential for short and medium reach communication systems.

Data center interconnection, digital signal processing (DSP), directly modulated laser (DML), metro networks, optical injection locking, Optical transmitters, pulse amplitude modulation (PAM)
0733-8724
4967-4974
Liu, Zhixin
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Hesketh, Graham
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Kelly, Brian
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O'Carroll, John
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Phelan, Richard
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Richardson, David J.
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Slavík, Radan
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Liu, Zhixin
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Hesketh, Graham
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Kelly, Brian
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O'Carroll, John
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Phelan, Richard
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Richardson, David J.
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Liu, Zhixin, Hesketh, Graham, Kelly, Brian, O'Carroll, John, Phelan, Richard, Richardson, David J. and Slavík, Radan (2018) Optical Injection-Locked Directly-Modulated Lasers for Dispersion Pre-compensated Direct-Detection Transmission. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 4967-4974. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2018.2866832).

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Abstract

The growing traffic demand in inter-data center and metro communications requires high-speed and low-cost transceivers that can flexibly adapt to different transmission distances of up to a few hundred km. Ultimately low-cost transceivers will use the simplest optical hardware: namely a directly-modulated transmitter and direct detection receiver. Using optical injection-locked directly-modulated lasers (OIL-DML), we propose a transmitter that can control the full field of the optical signal and achieve error-free transmission over up to 300 km of dispersion uncompensated SMF-28. We demonstrate such a transmission system and discuss its potential for short and medium reach communication systems.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 August 2018
Keywords: Data center interconnection, digital signal processing (DSP), directly modulated laser (DML), metro networks, optical injection locking, Optical transmitters, pulse amplitude modulation (PAM)

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Local EPrints ID: 424200
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424200
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: d16febeb-6d63-48d0-9d7d-7c841eb72593
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for Radan Slavík: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9336-4262

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:34
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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