We experimentally demonstrate a single-end photodetector (PD) based polarization-division-multiplexing (PDM) system, in which the single-sideband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (SSB-OFDM) and discrete multitone (DMT) signals are modulated on two orthogonal polarizations respectively. Based on the frequency interleave design for dual-polarization, the spectral efficiency and chromatic dispersion tolerance can be optimized. We derive the theoretical model for the PDM-SSB-DMT system and detail the digital signal processing for demultiplexing at the receiver. We also successfully transmit a 50 Gb/s PDM-SSB-DMT signal with 14 GHz bandwidth over 40 km of uncompensated and unamplified standard single mode fiber (SSMF) with only 1.1 dB power penalty for a bit error rate of 3.8 × 10-3relative to back-to-back transmissions.
- discrete multi-tone.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering