Full-Duplex Optical Transmission Using Self-Heterodyne Laser Transceivers

R. A. Linke, K. C. Rl, T. L. Koch, U. Koren

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We report the first use of semiconductor diode lasers simultaneously as heterodyne receivers and lightwave transmitters in a full-duplex single optical fiber transmission system. A transmission distance of 16 km, limited by Rayleigh back scattering, is obtained at a bit rate of 40 Mbits/s for this simple system which requires no optical couplers or photodiodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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