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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3473–3478

Impact of seed source power on dispersion-limited maximum reach in WDM-PONs using broadband light source seeded optical sources

Chul Han Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3473-3478 (2012)

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The maximum reach in a WDM-PON using a broadband light source (BLS) seeded optical source has been experimentally evaluated by taking into account both effects of dispersion-induced pulse broadening and excess intensity noise (EIN) increase. In order to investigate the impact of BLS seed source power on the dispersion-limited performance, the system’s performance has been measured and compared as a function of the spectrum-sliced BLS seed power into a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA). From the results, we confirmed that the maximum reach in a RSOA based WDM-PON was mainly degraded by the dispersion-induced EIN increase. Therefore, by mitigating the effect of dispersion-induced EIN increase with a high seed power into a RSOA, the maximum reach in the WDM-PON using a BLS seeded RSOA source could be achieved to be ~60 km of single-mode fiber at the spectrum-sliced BLS seed power of >-10 dBm and a 1.25 Gb/s signal without using any dispersion-compensating techniques.

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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: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Chul Han Kim, "Impact of seed source power on dispersion-limited maximum reach in WDM-PONs using broadband light source seeded optical sources," Opt. Express 20, 3473-3478 (2012)

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