Advanced components and sub-system solutions for 40 Gb/s transmission

Richard DeSalvo, Arthur G. Wilson, Jeff Rollman, David F. Schneider, Leda M. Lunardi, Stan Lumish, Nitish Agrawal, Andrew H. Steinbach, Ward Baun, Tom Wall, Rafael Ben-Michael, Mark A. Itzler, Alen Fejzuli, Russell A. Chipman, Grant T. Kiehne, Karl M. Kissa

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With the commissioning of the latest 10-Gb/s systems, vendors are now in the process of developing architectures for their next-generation products. 40-Gb/s components and subsystems are currently in development to address the necessities of these next-generation systems. The top three challenges associated with 40-Gb/s transmission are optical signal-to-noise ratio, dispersion, and high-speed components. In order to realize 40-Gb/s transmission, new component and subsystem developments are crucial. This paper reviews the latest transmission technologies and dispersion compensation techniques developed to fulfill 40-Gb/s transmission system requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2154-2181
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • High speed
  • Modulator
  • Multiplexing
  • Optical devices
  • Optical fiber transmission
  • Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) emulator transponders
  • Tunable dispersion compensator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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