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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 186–191

An upstream reach-extender for 10Gb/s PON applications based on an optimized semiconductor amplifier cascade

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


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 186-191 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000186


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Abstract

We present a reach-extender for the upstream transmission path of 10Gb/s passive optical networks based on an optimised cascade of two semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). Through careful optimisation of the bias current of the second stage SOA, over 19dB input dynamic range and up to 12dB compression of the output dynamic range were achieved without any dynamic control. A reach of 70km and split up to 32 were demonstrated experimentally using an ac-coupled, continuous-mode receiver with a reduced 56ns ac-coupling constant.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2011
Published: December 20, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Stefano Porto, Cleitus Antony, Peter Ossieur, and Paul D. Townsend, "An upstream reach-extender for 10Gb/s PON applications based on an optimized semiconductor amplifier cascade," Opt. Express 20, 186-191 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-186


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