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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 165–172

A Band-Separated, Bidirectional Amplifier Based on Erbium-Doped Bismuth Fiber for Long-Reach Hybrid DWDM–TDM Passive Optical Networks

Minwan Jung, You Min Chang, and Ju Han Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 165-172 (2012)

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We propose a band-separated, bidirectional amplifier based on a bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber for use in long-reach hybrid dense wavelength division multiplexing– time division multiplexing passive optical networks (DWDM– TDM-PONs). We also propose a long-reach hybrid DWDM–TDM-PON architecture in which the proposed amplifier can be effectively used. The feasibility of using the proposed amplifier for long-reach hybrid DWDM–TDM-PONs is experimentally investigated by performing a series of signal transmission experiments with an exemplary PON configuration having a total reach of 75 km and 8 split users. Error-free bidirectional signal transmission at a line rate of 10 Gbit/s is successfully demonstrated. A theoretical investigation also shows that the reach/split limitation issue associated with an insufficient WDM signal gain in the experimental demonstration can be easily solved by optimizing the amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2012
Published: February 10, 2012

Minwan Jung, You Min Chang, and Ju Han Lee, "A Band-Separated, Bidirectional Amplifier Based on Erbium-Doped Bismuth Fiber for Long-Reach Hybrid DWDM–TDM Passive Optical Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 165-172 (2012)

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