Components for 40 Gbit/s systems

A. D. Ellis, D. G. Moodie, R. McLaughlin, X. Chen, S. D. Perrin, S. Cole, D. C. Rogers, R. Firth, S. P. O’Brien, S. Amos, I. Reid, C. W. Ford, F. C. Garcia, J. Reed, R. Wyatt, P. Cannard, A. H. Barrell, D. Bhattacharya, M. J. Robertson

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


    High power 40 Gbit/s electroabsorption modulators at 1550 nm and 1300 nm and their application to transmission over SMF-28 were reported. The time averaged output powers of up to 2.8 dBm were achieved with low dispersion penalty, allowing the generation of significant margin at 1550 nm, and 40-km loss limited transmission at 1310 nm. These results illustrate the huge potential for electroabsorption modulators in a wide variety of system applications including short intermediate reach and dispersion managed systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7500-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Publication series

    NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
    ISSN (Print)1092-8081


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