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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B722–B727

Optimisation of SOA-REAMs for Hybrid DWDM-TDMA PON Applications

Alan Naughton, Cleitus Antony, Peter Ossieur, Stefano Porto, Giuseppe Talli, and Paul D. Townsend  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B722-B727 (2011)

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We demonstrate how loss-optimised, gain-saturated SOA-REAM based reflective modulators can reduce the burst to burst power variations due to differential access loss in the upstream path in carrier distributed passive optical networks by 18dB compared to fixed linear gain modulators. We also show that the loss optimised device has a high tolerance to input power variations and can operate in deep saturation with minimal patterning penalties. Finally, we demonstrate that an optimised device can operate across the C-Band and also over a transmission distance of 80km.

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

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2011
Published: December 6, 2011

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Alan Naughton, Cleitus Antony, Peter Ossieur, Stefano Porto, Giuseppe Talli, and Paul D. Townsend, "Optimisation of SOA-REAMs for Hybrid DWDM-TDMA PON Applications," Opt. Express 19, B722-B727 (2011)

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