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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5008–5013

10 Gb/s full-duplex bidirectional transmission with RSOA-based ONU using detuned optical filtering and decision feedback equalization

M. Omella, I. Papagiannakis, B. Schrenk, D. Klonidis, J. A. Lázaro, A. N. Birbas, J. Kikidis, J. Prat, and I. Tomkos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5008-5013 (2009)

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Full-duplex bidirectional transmission at 10 Gb/s is demonstrated for extended wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network (WDM-PON) applications, achieving transmission distances up to 25 km of standard single mode fiber (SSMF) when using a low-bandwidth (~1.2 GHz) reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) for signal re-modulation at the optical network unit (ONU). The system is assisted by optimum offset filtering at the optical line terminal (OLT)-receiver and the performance is further improved with the use of decision-feedback equalization (DFE). Chromatic dispersion (CD) and Rayleigh Backscattering (RB) effects are considered and analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Mireia Omella, Ioannis Papagiannakis, Bernhard Schrenk, Dimitrios Klonidis, Jose A. Lázaro, Alexios N. Birbas, John Kikidis, Josep Prat, and Ioannis Tomkos, "10 Gb/s full-duplex bidirectional transmission with RSOA-based ONU using detuned optical filtering and decision feedback equalization," Opt. Express 17, 5008-5013 (2009)

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