Analysis of the carrier suppressed single sideband modulation for long distance optical communication systems. / Haxha, Shyqyri.

In: Elsevier Optik , Vol. 161, 05.2018, p. 230-243.

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Abstract

In this research paper, we report on a simulation study of the Radio over Fibre (RoF) Carrier Suppressed Single Sideband (CS-SSB) modulation scheme. This scheme is based on a Dual Parallel Dual Drive Mach-Zehnder modulator (DP-DDMZM), for a long-distance transmission. The proposed system consists of the combination of a carrier and a message signal at two parallel modulators, where the laser and link power is varied for the two different dispersion compensation techniques. We found that by suppressing the optical carrier and cancelling one sideband, we can limit the nonlinear effects that are caused by power fading and interference. We demonstrate that by varying the launched laser and link power up to optimised threshold levels, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) increases and the Q-Factor improves significantly. Our proposed RoF optic communication architecture can support an extended reach transmission of up to 200 km without dispersion compensation. Moreover, for the bitrate of 10 Gbit/s and span length of 25 km, we achieved a span ratio of 520, alternatively viewed as the system link signal transmission distance of 13,000 km. Therefore, this method is cost-effective and less complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-243
Number of pages14
JournalElsevier Optik
Volume161
Early online date12 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
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