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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 19043–19048

A 80 km reach fully passive WDM-PON based on reflective ONUs

Marco Presi, Roberto Proietti, Kamau Prince, Giampiero Contestabile, and Ernesto Ciaramella  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 19043-19048 (2008)

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We propose a novel line coding combination (Inverse RZ coding in downlink and RZ in uplink) that extends the reach of WDM Passive Optical Networks based on Reflective SOAs with no in-line amplification. We achieved full downstream remodulation even when feeding the reflective SOA with power levels as low as -35dBm, thus increasing the system power budget. We experimentally assessed this scheme for a fully passive, full-duplex and symmetrical 1.25Gb/s WDM-PON over a 80km G.652 feeder.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2008
Published: November 4, 2008

Marco Presi, Roberto Proietti, Kamau Prince, Giampiero Contestabile, and Ernesto Ciaramella, "A 80 km reach fully passive WDM-PON based on reflective ONUs," Opt. Express 16, 19043-19048 (2008)

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