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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 12779–12784

A scalable and continuous-upgradable optical wireless and wired convergent access network

J. Y. Sung, K. T. Cheng, C. W. Chow, C. H. Yeh, and C.-L. Pan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 12779-12784 (2014)

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In this work, a scalable and continuous upgradable convergent optical access network is proposed. By using a multi-wavelength coherent comb source and a programmable waveshaper at the central office (CO), optical millimeter-wave (mm-wave) signals of different frequencies (from baseband to > 100 GHz) can be generated. Hence, it provides a scalable and continuous upgradable solution for end-user who needs 60 GHz wireless services now and > 100 GHz wireless services in the future. During the upgrade, user only needs to upgrade their optical networking unit (ONU). A programmable waveshaper is used to select the suitable optical tones with wavelength separation equals to the desired mm-wave frequency; while the CO remains intact. The centralized characteristics of the proposed system can easily add any new service and end-user. The centralized control of the wavelength makes the system more stable. Wired data rate of 17.45 Gb/s and w-band wireless data rate up to 3.36 Gb/s were demonstrated after transmission over 40 km of single-mode fiber (SMF).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2014
Published: May 19, 2014

J. Y. Sung, K. T. Cheng, C. W. Chow, C. H. Yeh, and C.-L. Pan, "A scalable and continuous-upgradable optical wireless and wired convergent access network," Opt. Express 22, 12779-12784 (2014)

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