We demonstrate direct detection of single polarization and dual polarization PAM4 signals delivering 168 and 336 Gb/s below the KP4 FEC threshold of 2.2×10-4 and chromatic dispersion pre-compensation of 84 Gbaud PAM4 signals, producing a 40-fold BER improvement after 10 km of single-mode fiber.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2016.2590983

Authors:

Stephane Lessard, Ericsson;
Mathieu Chagnon, David V. Plant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Photonic Systems Group, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

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Published in October 2016 at IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Volume: 28, Issue: 20)

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