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Matching filter (MF)-free digital filter multiplexed (DFM) single sideband (SSB) OFDM intensity modulation and direct detection (IMDD) dual-channel transmissions of 51.25Gbit/s over 25km SSMFs are experimentally demonstrated. It is shown that both transmission system impairments and digital filter characteristic variations can only lead to <1dB transmission performance degradations. Compared with the MF-free DFM-based double sideband (DSB) OFDM technique, the SSB technique has a similar receiver DSP complexity and provides almost twice the maximum signal transmission capacity. When compared with a conventional DFM technique incorporating a dedicated shaping and matching filter pair for each channel, the present SSB technique achieves a 10-fold reduction of receiver DSP complexity and 7.82Gbit/s of additional signal transmission throughput. We demonstrate these throughput and complexity advantages by modelling and measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7900512
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number2
Early online date9 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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