100-Gb/s Direct-Detection OFDM transmission on independent polarization tributaries

Abdullah Al Amin, Hidenori Takahashi, Itsuro Monta, Hideaki Tanaka

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We propose a low-overhead method of polarization-multiplexed direct detection optical orthogonal frequency-division-multiplexing transmission that requires no digital multiple-input and multiple-output processing at the receiver. Optical Altering of carrier components allows a simple polarization separation. Using 16-quadrature amplitude modulation and only 31-GHz bandwidth, 100-Gb/s transmission over 80 km of standard single-mode fiber is successfully demonstrated. The crosstalk penalty was only 1.2 dB. We also investigated the laser frequency offset tolerance for the proposed 100-Gb/s transmission method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5404936
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • 100-gb/s serial transmission
  • Direct detection (dd)
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm)
  • Polarization-division multiplexing (pdm)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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