A Flexible and Reliable 40-Gb/s OFDM Downstream TWDM-PON Architecture

Chien Hung Yeh*, Chi Wai Chow, Ming Hsiao Yang, Dar Zu Hsu

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In this paper, a flexible and reliable 40-Gb/s time and wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (TWDM-PON) architecture is proposed and demonstrated. Here, a 4 × 10 Gb/s orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) downstream signal is achieved by utilizing four 2.5-GHz directly modulated lasers in the optical line terminal. A reflective optical semiconductor amplifier is utilized in each optical network unit to serve as upstream transmitter (Tx) transmitting 2.5-Gb/s on-off keying (OOK) and 10-Gb/s OFDM upstream traffic, respectively. In addition, the dynamic bandwidth (capacity) allocation and fiber fault protection also can be achieved by applying the new proposed PON architecture with software-defined networking approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7347332
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Passive Optical Network (PON)
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (TWDM)

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