A Reconfigurable OADM Architecture for High-Order Regular- and Offset- QAM based OFDM Super-Channels

Vlachos, Kyriakos, Marques Ferreira, Filipe and Sygletos, Stylianos (2019). A Reconfigurable OADM Architecture for High-Order Regular- and Offset- QAM based OFDM Super-Channels. Journal of Lightwave Technology ,


We investigate the performance of a Reconfigurable All-Optical Add Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) architecture, that is suitable of supporting high-order regular and offset based QAM signals. The design is based on a highly modular interferometric, structure, in which OFDMA sub-channels remain in the optical domain. Sub-channel extraction is achieved via waveform splitting and coherent subtraction. Numerical studies have been carried out to validate performance and optimize critical parameters of the add/drop process. Particularly, input parameters like the signal extinction ratio, pulse rise time, switching window and input power levels have been optimized for single sub-carrier add/drop operation, from an OFDM super-channel comprising seven optical sub-carriers with 10 GHz spacing. Results have shown that the proposed ROADM architecture can accommodate and process both regular and offset based high-order QAM signals.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2905141
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/researchdata.aston.ac.uk.00000408
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
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Published Online Date: 2019-03-15
Accepted Date: 2019-03-01
Authors: Vlachos, Kyriakos
Marques Ferreira, Filipe ( 0000-0002-1533-843X)
Sygletos, Stylianos



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