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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17546–17556

Cost-effective 33-Gbps intensity modulation direct detection multi-band OFDM LR-PON system employing a 10-GHz-based transceiver

Dar-Zu Hsu, Chia-Chien Wei, Hsing-Yu Chen, Wei-Yuan Li, and Jyehong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17546-17556 (2011)

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We develop a dynamic multi-band OFDM subcarrier allocation scheme to fully utilize the available bandwidth under the restriction of dispersion- and chirp-related power fading. The experimental results successfully demonstrate an intensity-modulation-direct-detection 34.78-Gbps OFDM signal transmissions over 100-km long-reach (LR) passive-optical networks (PONs) based on a cost-effective 10-GHz EAM and a 10-GHz PIN. Considering 0–100-km transmission bandwidth of a 10-GHz EAM, the narrowest bandwidth is theoretically evaluated to occur at ~40 km, instead of 100 km. Consequently, the performances of 20–100-km PONs are experimentally investigated, and at least 33-Gbps capacity is achieved to support LR-PONs of all possible 20–100-km radii.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2011
Published: August 22, 2011

Dar-Zu Hsu, Chia-Chien Wei, Hsing-Yu Chen, Wei-Yuan Li, and Jyehong Chen, "Cost-effective 33-Gbps intensity modulation direct detection multi-band OFDM LR-PON system employing a 10-GHz-based transceiver," Opt. Express 19, 17546-17556 (2011)

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