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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 9859–9864

Impact of various noises on maximum reach in broadband light source based high-capacity WDM passive optical networks

Chul Han Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 9859-9864 (2010)

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We investigated the effects of various noises on the performance of extended-reach WDM-PONs based on broadband light sources (BLSs). The maximum reach in BLS based WDM-PONs was analyzed by taking into account the impact of relative intensity noise of optical source, chromatic dispersion of transmission fiber and in-band crosstalk. We confirmed that the system’s performance of BLS based WDM-PONs would be strongly dependent on the equivalent optical bandwidth of optical source. From the results, we found that the maximum reach in BLS based WDM-PONs operating at 1.25 Gb/s could be increased to be ~70 km of single-mode fiber as long as the chirp and relative intensity noise (RIN) of optical source would be suppressed properly.

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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: February 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2010
Published: April 27, 2010

Chul Han Kim, "Impact of various noises on maximum reach in broadband light source based high-capacity WDM passive optical networks," Opt. Express 18, 9859-9864 (2010)

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