Experimental Demonstration of Enhanced Misalignment Tolerance for Recovering Phase and Amplitude Encoding in a Pilot-Assisted Self-Coherent Free-Space Optical Link

Xinzhou Su*, Runzhou Zhang, Huibin Zhou, Hao Song, Kaiheng Zou, Haoqian Song, Yuxiang Duan, Kai Pang, Nanzhe Hu, Yiyu Zhou, Robert W. Boyd, Moshe Tur, Alan E. Willner

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a 6-Gbit/s 16-QAM pilot-assisted self-coherent free-space optical link with enhanced misalignment tolerance. BER performance below the 7% FEC threshold can be achieved for up to 0.13°angular- or 9-mm lateral misalignments.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSTh2M.2
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2022
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, S and I 2022 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 15 May 202220 May 2022

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