Electronic Equalization for Extending the Reach of Electro-Absorption Modulator Based Transponders

G. Kanter*, P. Capofreddi, S. Behtash, A. Gandhi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest - Postconference Edition
EditorsA.A. Sawchuk
Pages476-477
Number of pages2
Volume86
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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