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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 765–776

Rayleigh noise mitigation in long-reach hybrid DWDM-TDM PONs

Giuseppe Talli, Chi Wai Chow, Eimear K. MacHale, and Paul D. Townsend  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 765-776 (2007)

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Feature Issue on Passive Optical Network Architectures and Technologies

An architecture employing a centralized light source and reflective modulator at the customer is proposed and demonstrated for a long-reach, hybrid dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM)-time-division multiplexed (TDM) passive optical network (PON). Impairments to the upstream channel caused by Rayleigh backscattering in the network are mitigated using a dual-feeder-fiber approach in conjunction with a novel detuned filtering and spectral-broadening scheme. The experimental results show that the network, with a total reach of 116km and an upstream bit rate of 10Gbits/s, can support up to 256 customers on each TDM PON. The potential performance improvements obtainable from an optimized architecture are also discussed.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Passive Optical Network Architectures and Technologies

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2007
Published: May 29, 2007

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Passive Optical Network Architectures and Technologies (2007) Journal of Optical Networking

Giuseppe Talli, Chi Wai Chow, Eimear K. MacHale, and Paul D. Townsend, "Rayleigh noise mitigation in long-reach hybrid DWDM-TDM PONs," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 765-776 (2007)

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