The wavelength range of 1000–1260 nm, known as T-band, where T denotes “thousand”, is one of the promising wavebands suitable for the future moderate-range optical networks. We have developed T-band specific semiconductor devices based on quantum-dot technology. However, the cut-off wavelength of optical fiber cables currently utilized in access networks, i.e., G.652 fibers, is specified to be less than 1260 nm. Therefore, the fibers do not fully support the T-band. This letter presents a demonstration of the feasibility of 10-Gbit/s transmission over G.652 fibers in the T-band by experiments.
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