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Coarsely sliced spectrum wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical networking for remote monitoring systems
Author(s): Frank S. Tsai; Matthias Gross; Douglas R. Jorgesen; Anis Husain; Sadik C. Esener

Paper Abstract

We report the demonstration of the uplink of a low-cost passive optical network (PON), utilizing a superluminescent light emitting diode (SLED) as a broadband light source, a coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) to slice the spectrum into standard CWDM channels, and a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) as modulator and amplifier at the remote site. We demonstrate 2.5-Gbps transmission over 1 km of single-mode fiber for all four channels of the CWDM link (1511, 1531, 1551, and 1571 nm), with the bit rate error (BER) of the system measured to be below 10−12. The main applications for this communication system are remote monitoring systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2010
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(6) 060501 doi: 10.1117/1.3454375
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Frank S. Tsai, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Matthias Gross, Ziva Corp. (United States)
Douglas R. Jorgesen, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Anis Husain, Ziva Corp. (United States)
Sadik C. Esener, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)

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