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Frontiers of Optoelectronics

Front. Optoelectron.    2015, Vol. 8 Issue (4) : 424-430     DOI: 10.1007/s12200-014-0426-2
Influence of optical filtering on transmission capacity in single mode fiber communications
M. Venkata SUDHAKAR1,*(),Y. Mallikarjuna REDDY2,B. Prabhakara RAO1
1. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological (JNT) University, Kakinada, AP, India
2. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, Guntur, AP, India
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This paper presents the design and analysis of optical filters that are placed at the output of directly modulated vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) in the process of inexpensive transmitter’s implementation for upcoming generation optical access network. Generation of non return to zero (NRZ) optical signal from the transmitter for 110 km error-free single mode fiber (SMF) transmission at 10 Gb/s with bit error rate (BER) of 10−30 in the absence of the external modulator and encoder was proposed. Effects of super-Gaussian and Butterworth optical filters at VCSEL output were demonstrated to maximize performance of SMF optical systems without need of any dispersion compensation technique.

Keywords single mode fiber (SMF)      optical filter      dispersion      data rate     
Corresponding Authors: M. Venkata SUDHAKAR   
Online First Date: 11 June 2014    Issue Date: 24 November 2015
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M. Venkata SUDHAKAR,Y. Mallikarjuna REDDY,B. Prabhakara RAO. Influence of optical filtering on transmission capacity in single mode fiber communications[J]. Front. Optoelectron., 2015, 8(4): 424-430.
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Optical filtering at the transmitter. VCSEL: vertical cavity surface emitting laser; OBPF: optical band pass filter; SMF: single mode fiber; LPF: low-pass filter; BER: bit error rate


Waveforms of optical filtering scheme. (a) VCSEL output and (b) super-Gaussian OBPF output for 10100110 bit sequence


BER performance comparison. (a) Measured at back-to-back (B-t-B) and (b) measured with LiNbO3 at 80 km and proposed scheme at 110 km


BER values for different lengths of SMF


Dispersion tolerance of LiNbO3 and proposed scheme


BER and Bit rate relationship


Eye-patterns after 110 km of SMF


Comparison of current work with preceding methods

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