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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7840–7844

Multi-PON access network using a coarse AWG for smooth migration from TDM to WDM PON

Y. Shachaf, C. -H. Chang, P. Kourtessis, and J. M. Senior  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7840-7844 (2007)

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An interoperable access network architecture based on a coarse array waveguide grating (AWG) is described, displaying dynamic wavelength assignment to manage the network load across multiple PONs. The multi-PON architecture utilizes coarse Gaussian channels of an AWG to facilitate scalability and smooth migration path between TDM and WDM PONs. Network simulations of a cross-operational protocol platform confirmed successful routing of individual PON clusters through 7 nm-wide passband windows of the AWG. Furthermore, polarization-dependent wavelength shift and phase errors of the device proved not to impose restrain on the routing performance. Optical transmission tests at 2.5 Gbit/s for distances up to 20 km are demonstrated.

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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
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2007
Published: June 8, 2007

Y. Shachaf, C. -H. Chang, P. Kourtessis, and J. M. Senior, "Multi-PON access network using a coarse AWG for smooth migration from TDM to WDM PON," Opt. Express 15, 7840-7844 (2007)

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