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Lai, CP,Naughton, A,Ossieur, P,Antony, C,Smith, DW,Borghesani, A,Moodie, DG,Maxwell, G,Healey, P,Poustie, A,Townsend, PD
Optics Express
Demonstration of error-free 25Gb/s duobinary transmission using a colourless reflective integrated modulator
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To realise novel, low-cost, photonic technologies that can support 100Gb/s Ethernet in next-generation dense wavelength-division-multiplexed metro transport networks, we are developing arrayed photonic integrated circuits that leverage colourless reflective modulators. Here, we demonstrate a single-channel, hybrid reflective electroabsorption modulator-based device, showing error-free 25.3Gb/s duobinary transmission with bit-error rates less than 1 x 10(-12) over 35km of standard single-mode fibre. We further confirm the modulator's colourless operation over the ITU C-band, with a 1.2dB variation in required optical signal-to-noise ratio over this wavelength range. (C)2012 Optical Society of America
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