Demonstrations of 10 and 40 Gbps upstream transmissions using 1.2 GHz RSOA-based ONU in long-reach access networks

C. H. Yeh*, Chi Wai Chow, Y. F. Wu, H. Y. Chen

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Abstract

Carrier-distributed long-reach passive optical network (LR-PON) is a promising candidate for future access networks. In this work, we analyze and compare the 4 × 2.5 Gb/s and 4 ×10 Gb/s upstream traffics in a carrier-distributed LR-PON using four wavelength-multiplexed 2.5 Gb/s on-off keying (OOK) and 10 Gb/s optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-quadrature amplitude modulation (OFDM-QAM) signals. Four commercial 1.2 GHz bandwidth reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs) are used in each optical networking unit (ONU) for the generation of the upstream signal. Due to the limited bandwidth of the RSOA, only up to 2.5 Gb/s upstream OOK signal can be generated. However, by using the spectral efficient modulation, such as OFDM-QAM, 10 Gb/s data rate can be achieved. 20, 50 and 75 km fiber transmissions are also compared using the two different kinds of modulation respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Long-reach
  • Optical OFDM
  • Passive optical network (PON)

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