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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: A12–A18

Field Trial With a FTTH/PON Monitoring Technique Based on Unique Wavelength-Selective Mirror Combinations [Invited]

Christopher M. Bentz, Daniel Fritzsche, Erik Weis, and Peter M. Krummrich  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. A12-A18 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.5.000A12


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Abstract

Passive optical network (PON) monitoring with as many as 1024 subscribers encounters difficulties due to high splitting losses and drop fiber differentiation problems. In this work a novel concept for monitoring PONs for fiber to the home (FTTH) access, which is based on concatenated wavelength-selective mirrors, has been investigated in a field trial. At each subscriber a unique mirror combination is installed. Binomial coefficients guarantee that each mirror combination in a given PON is used only once. The field trial has been performed successfully with a PON consisting of 37 km deployed standard single-mode fiber and up to 132 passive optical power splitting causing a total one-way attenuation of at least 30.7 dB. Different subscribers located at equal distances from the optical time domain reflectometry could be distinguished and identified individually. For the measurement setup only low-cost components were used.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry

ToC Category:
OFC/NFOEC 2013

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013

Citation
Christopher M. Bentz, Daniel Fritzsche, Erik Weis, and Peter M. Krummrich, "Field Trial With a FTTH/PON Monitoring Technique Based on Unique Wavelength-Selective Mirror Combinations [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, A12-A18 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-5-10-A12


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