86-GBaud subcarrier multiplexed 16QAM signal generation using an electrical 90 degree hybrid and IQ mixers

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We experimentally demonstrate an aggregate 86-GBaud (over three sub-bands and one polarization) signal generation based on subcarrier multiplexing technique using IQ mixers, an electrical 90 degree hybrid, and diplexers. The electrical hybrid allows transmitter-side digital signal processing to be simplified to pulse shaping and digital pre-emphasis. We verified the configuration by testing the performance of an 86-GBaud Nyquist-shaped 16 quadrature amplitude modulation signal with differential bit encoding. The implementation penalty assuming 7% hard-decision forward error correction is reduced to 2 dB by utilizing a 31-tap decision-directed least mean square based multiple-input multiple-output equalizer for sideband crosstalk mitigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11819-11829
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019


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Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council projects PEACE (EP/L000091/1), UPON (EP/M005283/1), SPFS (EP/L00044X/1), TOM3 (EP/M009092/1).

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