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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3781–3786

Network-embedded self-tuning cavity for WDM-PON transmitter

L. Marazzi, P. Parolari, R. Brenot, G. de Valicourt, and M. Martinelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3781-3786 (2012)

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A network-embedded self-tuning cavity is proved in wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network transmission over 32 channels. The external source-less topology takes advantage of a reflective element at the remote node and a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier at the optical network unit to establish a distribution-fiber based cavity. The bit error rate performance of up to 5-km cavities is presented with two optical network units simultaneously operating and with downstream signal co presence. The experimental analysis at 1.25 Gb/s provides an evaluation of polarization dependences when exploiting low polarization dependent gain reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers with 25-km and 50-km standard single mode fiber transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: February 1, 2012

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L. Marazzi, P. Parolari, R. Brenot, G. de Valicourt, and M. Martinelli, "Network-embedded self-tuning cavity for WDM-PON transmitter," Opt. Express 20, 3781-3786 (2012)

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