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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15672–15681

Implementation of a cost-effective optical comb source in a WDM-PON with 10.7Gb/s data to each ONU and 50km reach

Robert Maher, Kai Shi, Liam P. Barry, John o’Carroll, B. Kelly, R. Phelan, J. O’Gorman, and Prince M. Anandarajah  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15672-15681 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015672


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Abstract

The performance of a cost-effective optical comb source using commercial off the shelf (COTS) components in a WDM passive optical network is demonstrated. Eight comb modes are individually modulated at 10.7Gb/s and transmitted over 50km of single mode fiber for downlink transmission. Error free performance is obtained for each comb line and a maximum performance difference of 1.4dB is experienced between the eight channels. Colorless operation of the optical network unit is achieved by utilizing an integrated module consisting of a tunable laser and an electro-absorption modulator as an uplink transmitter. Finally the predicted downstream performance of the system, when all the channels are transmitted simultaneously, is numerically simulated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Citation
Robert Maher, Kai Shi, Liam P. Barry, John o’Carroll, B. Kelly, R. Phelan, J. O’Gorman, and Prince M. Anandarajah, "Implementation of a cost-effective optical comb source in a WDM-PON with 10.7Gb/s data to each ONU and 50km reach," Opt. Express 18, 15672-15681 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15672


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