The use of electronic equalization to improve the performance of electro-absorption modulators (EAM) was discussed. To generate OC-192 data which was subsequently photo-detected and processes a transponder was used with an EAM transmitter designed for 40km reach. When 75km of single mode fiber (SMF) was added to the link the un-amplified, equalized system showed less than 2dB power penalty. The results show that over a 50% increase in distance is attainable in amplified links.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest - Postconference Edition|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering