Transmission performance through cascaded 1-nm arrayed waveguide multiplexers at 10 Gbit/s

Morten Nissov, Rune Johan Skullerud Pedersen, Bo Foged Jørgensen

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    Abstract

    The transmission properties of cascaded arrayed waveguide multiplexers are examined in a recirculating loop experiment. We show that a cascade of 40 multiplexers each with 3-dB bandwidth of ∼1 nm can be passed penalty-free at 10 Gb/s. Furthermore, we show that the allowable fluctuation of the center frequency for a 10 Gb/s signal is reduced to 24 GHz at bit-error rate (BER)=10-9 for a concatenation of 40 multiplexers.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume9
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)1038-1040
    ISSN1041-1135
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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