Time compression multiplex transmission system using a 1.3 μm semiconductor laser as a transmitter and a receiver

Norio Kashima

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A bidirectional system using 1.3 μm lasers as a transmitter and a receiver are investigated. The lasers considered are commercially available Fabry-Perot and distributed-feedback lasers. It is found that the poor performance of a laser receiver, compared to a PIN receiver, stems from three factors: low responsivity, high capacitance, and polarization dependence of responsivity. The effect of each factor is evaluated. It has been clarified that the polarization dependence of sensitivity originates from the TE and TM modes dependence of both mode confinement factor and reflection at a facet. Using the measured parameters, 1.3-μm laser receiver sensitivity for a 10-9 error rate is estimated. Burst data transmission experiments show that estimated sensitivities agree well with the measured values. Optical ping-pong transmission distance of narrowband services is determined based on estimated sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-590
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Mar
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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