Abbreviated Journal Title
OVER-FIBER SYSTEMS; PREDISTORTION; MODULATOR; RADIO; Optics
Optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OOFDM) signal is sensitive to nonlinear distortions induced by optical modulators. We propose and experimentally demonstrate a digital pre-distortion (DPD) algorithm to linearize the optical modulators including electro-absorption modulated lasers (EML) and Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZM) used in high-speed OOFDM transmitters. By using an adaptive DPD algorithm with a learning structure, the inverse transfer function of a modulator, which is based on a polynomial model, has been obtained. In the experiment, the performance improvements with and without considering the memory effects of the DPD model are illustrated. The two typical kinds of high-speed OOFDM signals with a bit rate up to 30-Gb/s have been implemented experimentally. The results show that the nonlinear distortion induced by optical modulators can be compensated by using the DPD algorithm to substantially improve the optical modulation index.
Bao, Yuan; Li, Zhaohui; Li, Jianping; Feng, Xinhuan; Guan, Bai-ou; and Li, Guifang, "Nonlinearity mitigation for high-speed optical OFDM transmitters using digital pre-distortion" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3659.