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IEICE Electronics Express
Vol. 6 (2009) No. 22 P 1615-1620

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http://doi.org/10.1587/elex.6.1615

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We demonstrate 10Gbit/s transmission over a 5km photonic crystal fiber (PCF) in the 1.1µm band using a directly-modulated single-mode vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL).A combination of PCF and VCSEL enables us to achieve high-speed transmission at a low cost and with a simple configuration that does not employ optical modulators or amplifiers. Furthermore, the transmission distance was extended to 14km by using an ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier (YDFA), and a power penalty-free transmission was successfully achieved.

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