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Spectrally-efficient all-optical OFDM by WSS and AWG

J. Hoxha, J. Morosi, S. Shimizu, P. Martelli, P. Boffi, N. Wada, G. Cincotti
2015 Optics Express  
We report on the transmission experiment of seven 12.5-GHz spaced all optical-orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (AO-OFDM) subcarriers over a 35-km fiber link, using differential quadrature phase shift keying (DQPSK) modulation and direct detection. The system does not require chromatic dispersion compensation, optical time gating at the receiver (RX) or cyclic prefix (CP), achieving the maximum spectral efficiency. We use a wavelength selective switch (WSS) at the transmitter (TX) to
more » ... nsmitter (TX) to allow subcarrier assignment flexibility and optimal filter shaping; an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) AO-OFDM demultiplexer is used at the RX, to reduce the system cost and complexity.
doi:10.1364/oe.23.010986 pmid:25969193 fatcat:obygvsxsfnfxxd5q74cvihsio4