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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B38–B44

Characterization of uncooled RSOA for upstream transmission in WDM reflective PONs

S. Straullu, S. Abrate, F. Forghieri, G. Rizzelli, V. Ferrero, and R. Gaudino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B38-B44 (2012)

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We investigate on the uncooled RSOA driving parameters in WDM reflective PONs, focusing on an upstream path at 1.25 Gbit/s using pure binary modulation. We show how the optimal values change using direct-detection or self-coherent receivers. In particular, for the latter, the driving point optimization allows a gain of more than 3 dB in terms of ODN loss compared to a standard On-Off Keying, generating a quasi-PSK modulation. We also address operating temperature and wavelength dependence issues.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

S. Straullu, S. Abrate, F. Forghieri, G. Rizzelli, V. Ferrero, and R. Gaudino, "Characterization of uncooled RSOA for upstream transmission in WDM reflective PONs," Opt. Express 20, B38-B44 (2012)

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