Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems

Benjamin J. Puttnam, Ruben S. Luís, José Manuel Delgado Mendinueta, Jun Sakaguchi, Werner Klaus, Yukiyoshi Kamio, Moriya Nakamura, Naoya Wada, Yoshinari Awaji, Atsushi Kanno, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Tetsuya Miyazaki

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Abstract

We review work on self-homodyne detection (SHD) for optical communication systems. SHD uses a transmitted pilot-tone (PT), originating from the transmitter laser, to exploit phase noise cancellation at a coherent receiver and to enable transmitter linewidth tolerance and potential energy savings. We give an overview of SHD performance, outlining the key contributors to the optical signal-to-noise ratio penalty compared to equivalent intradyne systems, and summarize the advantages, differences and similarities between schemes using polarization-division multiplexed PTs (PDM-SHD) and those using space-division multiplexed PTs (SDM-SHD). For PDM-SHD, we review the extensive work on the transmission of advanced modulation formats and techniques to minimize the trade-offwith spectral efficiency, as well as recent work on digital SHD, where the SHD receiver is combined with an polarization-diversity ID front-end receiver to provide both polarization and modulation format alignment. We then focus on SDM-SHD systems, describing experimental results using multi-core fibers (MCFs) with up to 19 cores, including high capacity transmission with broad-linewidth lasers and experiments incorporating SDM-SHD in networking. Additionally, we discuss the requirement for polarization tracking of the PTs at the receiver and path length alignment and review some variants of SHD before outlining the future challenges of self-homodyne optical transmission and gaps in current knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-130
Number of pages21
JournalPhotonics
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Homodyne detection
Optical Devices
Optical communication
optical communication
telecommunication
Communication systems
Lasers
Signal-To-Noise Ratio
receivers
Polarization
pulse duration modulation
polarization
Linewidth
Pulse width modulation
transmitters
division
format
Transmitters
SDM
alignment

Keywords

  • Coherent optical systems
  • Multi-core fiber
  • Self-homodyne coherent detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Puttnam, B. J., Luís, R. S., Mendinueta, J. M. D., Sakaguchi, J., Klaus, W., Kamio, Y., ... Miyazaki, T. (2014). Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems. Photonics, 1(2), 110-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics1020110

Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems. / Puttnam, Benjamin J.; Luís, Ruben S.; Mendinueta, José Manuel Delgado; Sakaguchi, Jun; Klaus, Werner; Kamio, Yukiyoshi; Nakamura, Moriya; Wada, Naoya; Awaji, Yoshinari; Kanno, Atsushi; Kawanishi, Tetsuya; Miyazaki, Tetsuya.

In: Photonics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 110-130.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Puttnam, BJ, Luís, RS, Mendinueta, JMD, Sakaguchi, J, Klaus, W, Kamio, Y, Nakamura, M, Wada, N, Awaji, Y, Kanno, A, Kawanishi, T & Miyazaki, T 2014, 'Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems', Photonics, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 110-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics1020110
Puttnam BJ, Luís RS, Mendinueta JMD, Sakaguchi J, Klaus W, Kamio Y et al. Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems. Photonics. 2014 Jun 1;1(2):110-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics1020110
Puttnam, Benjamin J. ; Luís, Ruben S. ; Mendinueta, José Manuel Delgado ; Sakaguchi, Jun ; Klaus, Werner ; Kamio, Yukiyoshi ; Nakamura, Moriya ; Wada, Naoya ; Awaji, Yoshinari ; Kanno, Atsushi ; Kawanishi, Tetsuya ; Miyazaki, Tetsuya. / Self-homodyne detection in optical communication systems. In: Photonics. 2014 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 110-130.
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