Effective 100 Gb/s IM/DD 850-nm Multi- and Single-Mode VCSEL Transmission Through OM4 MMF

Rafael Puerta Ramírez, Mikel Agustin, Lukasz Chorchos, Jerzy Tonski, Jorg R. Kropp, Nikolay Ledentsov, Vitaly A. Shchukin, Nikolay Ledentsov, Ronny Henker, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Jaroslaw P. Turkiewicz

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To cope with the ever increasing data traffic demands in modern data centers, new approaches and technologies must be explored. Short range optical data links play a key role in this scenario, enabling very high speed data rate links. Recently, great research efforts are being made to improve the performance of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) based transmission links, which constitute a cost-effective solution desirable for massive deployments. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate intensity-modulation direct-detection transmissions with a data rate of 107.5 Gb/s over 10 m of OM4 multimode fiber (MMF) using a multimode VCSEL at 850 nm, and up to 100 m of OM4 MMF using a single-mode VCSEL at 850 nm. Measured bit error rates were below 7% overhead forward error correction limit of 3.8e−03, thus, achieving an effective bit rate of 100.5 Gb/s. These successful transmissions were achieved by means of the multiband approach of carrierless amplitude phase modulation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)423-29
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
  • Optical transmitters
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Phase modulation
  • Optical fiber filters
  • Forward error correction
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
  • Multi-band carrierless amplitude phase modulation
  • optical fiber communication


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