Phase-coherent lightwave communications with frequency combs
Journal article, 2020

Fiber-optical networks are a crucial telecommunication infrastructure in society. Wavelength division multiplexing allows for transmitting parallel data streams over the fiber bandwidth, and coherent detection enables the use of sophisticated modulation formats and electronic compensation of signal impairments. Optical frequency combs can replace the multiple lasers used for the different wavelength channels. Beyond multiplexing, it has been suggested that the broadband phase coherence of frequency combs could simplify the receiver scheme by performing joint reception and processing of several wavelength channels, but an experimental validation in a fiber transmission experiment remains elusive. Here we demonstrate and quantify joint reception and processing of several wavelength channels in a full transmission system. We demonstrate two joint processing schemes; one that reduces the phase-tracking complexity and one that increases the transmission performance. © 2020, The Author(s).

Author

Lars Lundberg

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Mikael Mazur

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Ali Mirani

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Benjamin Foo

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Jochen Schröder

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Nature Communications

2041-1723 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 1 201

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

Signal Processing

DOI

10.1038/s41467-019-14010-7

PubMed

31924777

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1/24/2020