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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4240–4245

Centralized light-source optical access network based on polarization multiplexing

Fulvio Grassi, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4240-4245 (2010)

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This paper presents and demonstrates a centralized light source optical access network based on optical polarization multiplexing technique. By using two optical sources emitting light orthogonally polarized in the Central Node for downstream and upstream operations, the Remote Node is kept source-free. EVM values below telecommunication standard requirements have been measured experimentally when bidirectional digital signals have been transmitted over 10 km of SMF employing subcarrier multiplexing technique in the electrical domain.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2010
Published: February 17, 2010

Fulvio Grassi, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany, "Centralized light-source optical access network based on polarization multiplexing," Opt. Express 18, 4240-4245 (2010)

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