We present an experimental comparison of modulation formats for optical intensity modulated links with direct detection. Specifically, we compare OOK, QPSK on an electrical subcarrier and a new modulation format named OOPSK. The OOPSK modulation format is shown to have better sensitivity than the other modulation formats, in agreement with theoretical predictions. The impact of propagation in multimode fiber is also studied and the results show that all modulation formats have similar sensitivity penalties, with respect to the fibre length.
TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER -- Elektroteknik och elektronik -- Telekommunikation (hsv//swe)
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY -- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering -- Telecommunications (hsv//eng)
Fiber optics and optical communications; Modulation; Fiber optics links and subsystems