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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B15–B20

Quaternary TDM-PAM as upgrade path of access PON beyond 10Gb/s

Jochen Verbrugghe, Bernhard Schrenk, Johan Bauwelinck, Xin Yin, Stefanos Dris, Jose A. Lazaro, Vasilis Katopodis, Paraskevas Bakopoulos, and Hercules Avramopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B15-B20 (2012)

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A 20 Gb/s quaternary TDM-PAM passive optical network with chirped and non-linear optical transmitters is experimentally demonstrated. The migration from legacy TDM-PONs and the implications of using available 10 Gb/s components are analyzed. We show that a loss budget of 27.3 dB is compatible together with a packet power ratio of 10 dB between loud and soft optical network units.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Jochen Verbrugghe, Bernhard Schrenk, Johan Bauwelinck, Xin Yin, Stefanos Dris, Jose A. Lazaro, Vasilis Katopodis, Paraskevas Bakopoulos, and Hercules Avramopoulos, "Quaternary TDM-PAM as upgrade path of access PON beyond 10Gb/s," Opt. Express 20, B15-B20 (2012)

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