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Optical Engineering

Survivable wavelength-division multiplexing passive optical network system with centralized protection routing scheme and efficient wavelength utilization
Author(s): Zhao Zhou; Shilin Xiao; Meihua Bi; Tao Qi; Pingqing Li; Weisheng Hu
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Paper Abstract

A survivable wavelength-division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) with centralized protection scheme and colorless optical network units is proposed. The sideband channels generated via optical carrier suppression technique are used to carry both the downstream (DS) and the upstream (US) remodulated signals for two neighboring sub-PONs. By employing alternate path routing of sideband channels, the centralized protection scheme can provide reliable protection against any failure in feed fibers, remote node, and distribution fibers. The number of extra fibers is greatly reduced, and efficient utilization of wavelength resource is achieved. The feasibility of the proposed system is verified by 10-Gb/s DS and 1.25-Gb/s US signals over 25-km single-mode fiber transmission in both working and protection modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(9) 096109 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.9.096109
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Zhao Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Shilin Xiao, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Meihua Bi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Tao Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Pingqing Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


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