Transmission of a true single polarisation 40 Gbit/s soliton data signal over 205 km using a stabilised erbium fibre ring laser and 40 GHz electronic timing recovery.

A. D. Ellis, T. Widdowson, G. E. Wickens, D. M. Spirit, X. Shan

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Abstract

Four independently modulated 10 Gbit/s channels were transmitted over 205 km with a penalty of less than 1.5 dB. The pulse source comprised a stabilised 10 GHz erbium fibre ring laser, multiplexed to 40 Gbit/s in a single polarisation by four independent lithium niobate modulators. Following transmission the requirement to kick start the demodulator is avoided using a 40 GHz electronic clock recovery circuit with a 10 GHz output. The experiment is performed entirely with commercial components and semiconductor laser diodes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-992
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics letters
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 1993

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Times Cited: 40

Keywords

  • optical solitons
  • optical links
  • multiplexing equipment
  • demultiplexing equipment
  • clocks
  • fibre lasers
  • time division multiplexing
  • light polarisation
  • ring lasers

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