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Optical Engineering

Design of optical fiber cable television distribution systems using erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
Author(s): Jian-Guo Zhang; A. B. Sharma; Pichet Ritthisoonthorn
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber distribution systems with intensity-modulation/ direct-detection and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers are designed for cable television (CATV) applications. Two types of system configurations are considered, i.e., the passive power splitter with optically preamplified receivers (PPS-OPR) scheme and the hybrid passive-and-active power splitter (HPAPS) scheme. The receiver sensitivity is calculated for various system parameters. We compare both schemes through the number of CATV subscribers and show that the HPAPS scheme is superior to the PPS-OPR scheme for large-scale CATV distribution applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(4) doi: 10.1117/1.601960
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Jian-Guo Zhang, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Finland)
A. B. Sharma, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Pichet Ritthisoonthorn, Asian Inst. of Technology (Thailand)


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