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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2012
  • pp: 692–696

Assessment of linear semiconductor amplifiers for upgrading WDM-PONs with wavelength reuse

Juan José Martínez, Noemi Merayo, Asier Villafranca, and Ignacio Garcés  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 6, pp. 692-696 (2012)

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In this work we have assessed the capacity of a linear semiconductor optical amplifier to compensate the fiber and component losses present in a wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) evolution from fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) to fiber-to-the-home access. The evaluation measurements confirm that the presence of a semiconductor optical amplifier placed at the entry of a group of optical network units that share the same wavelength channel can raise the loss budget that the link can tolerate in the fiber, compensating for the losses of a passive splitter up to a 1:16 division rate, allowing the upgrade of existing WDM-PON FTTB structures to make the fiber reach the final user’s home.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2011
Published: February 13, 2012

Juan José Martínez, Noemi Merayo, Asier Villafranca, and Ignacio Garcés, "Assessment of linear semiconductor amplifiers for upgrading WDM-PONs with wavelength reuse," Appl. Opt. 51, 692-696 (2012)

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