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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4520–4528

Cost-effective colorless WDM-PON delivering up/down-stream data and broadcast services on a single wavelength using mutually injected Fabry-Perot laser diodes

Ho-Chul Ji, Ikuo Yamashita, and Ken-Ichi Kitayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4520-4528 (2008)

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We propose and demonstrate for the first time a cost-effective and colorless wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network which can provide a full-duplex 155-Mb/s up/downstream data and broadcast signals on a single wavelength using light-injected optical sources and bidirectional transmission in a single fiber. The optical sources for downstream and upstream baseband data are Fabry-Perot laser diode (FPLD) at the central office and a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) at each optical network unit, respectively. The broadband light source (BLS) for the downstream is implemented by using mutually injected FPLDs. The transmission experiment shows that the error-free operation for baseband data and a high-quality broadcast signal with 3-dB CNR margin can be obtained.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2008
Published: March 18, 2008

Ho-Chul Ji, Ikuo Yamashita, and Ken-Ichi Kitayama, "Cost-effective colorless WDM-PON delivering up/down-stream data and broadcast services on a single wavelength using mutually injected Fabry-Perot laser diodes," Opt. Express 16, 4520-4528 (2008)

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