Improved Performance of 10 Gb/s Multimode Fiber Optic Links Using Equalization

P. Pepeljugoski, J. Schaub, J. Tierno, S. Gowda, J. Kash, B. Wilson, H. Wu, A. Hajimiri

A differential 7-tap transverse filter was designed and used to equalize an 850nm multimode link. The ISI penalty was reduced from 11dB to 2.2dB on a 10Gb/s link with 600m of 50μm next-generation multimode fiber.