Receiver sensitivity enhancement with III-V Mach-Zehnder modulator employed in OC-48 transmitter over 600 km

Milorad Cvijetic, Gen Ribakovs, Josh Chen, Andre Fekecs

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A III-V Mach-Zehnder (MZ) optical modulator was successfully employed as a replacement for a directly modulated laser in a standard OC-48 transmitter. Experimental study demonstrated that dispersion penalty-free transmission for the length of 600 km and receiver sensitivity enhancement of more than 1 dB with respect to the back-to-back case can be achieved. Furthermore, extrapolation of the data and theoretical analysis indicated that 1000-km dispersion penalty-free transmission over NDSF is possible with this device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-441
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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