Long-haul coherent communications using microresonator-based frequency combs
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

Microresonator-based frequency combs are strong contenders as light sources for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM). Recent experiments have shown the potential of microresonator combs for replacing a multitude of WDM lasers with a single laser-pumped device. Previous demonstrations have however focused on short-distance few-span links reaching an impressive throughput at the expense of transmission distance. Here we report the first long-haul coherent communication demonstration using a microresonator-based comb source. We modulated polarization multiplexed (PM) quadrature phase-shift keying-data onto the comb lines allowing transmission over more than 6300 km in a single-mode fiber. In a second experiment, we reached beyond 700 km with the PM 16 quadrature amplitude modulation format. To the best of our knowledge, these results represent the longest fiber transmission ever achieved using an integrated comb source.

Författare

Attila Fülöp

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Mikael Mazur

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Abel Lorences Riesgo

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Tobias Eriksson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Pei-Hsun Wang

Purdue University

Yi Xuan

Purdue University

Dan. E. Leaird

Purdue University

Minghao Qi

Purdue University

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

A.M. Weiner

Purdue University

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Optics Express

1094-4087 (ISSN)

Vol. 25 26678-26688

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Kommunikationssystem

Nanoteknik

DOI

10.1364/OE.25.026678

PubMed

29092153