Generation, detection and characterization of optical minimum shift keying data format

Jinyu Mo, Yang Jing Wen, Yi Dong, Yixin Wang, Chao Lu

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This paper presents the detailed principle on the generation and detection of optical minimum shift keying (MSK) format for high-speed and high spectral efficiency WDM systems. 10.7 Gb/s optical MSK data is successfully generated by experiment using the proposed scheme. The results show that optical MSK signal exhibits very compact optical spectrum, which is promising for high spectral efficiency WDM applications. Simulation results on dispersion and nonlinear tolerance comparison confirm that MSK signal has better dispersion tolerance and nonlinear tolerance compared with 50% duty cycle return-to-zero differential phase shift keying (RZ-DPSK) and 50% duty cycle RZ on-off-keying (RZ-OOK) formats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2007


  • Minimum shift keying (MSK)
  • Modulation formats
  • Optical communications
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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