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Effect of AWG filtering on spectrally sliced WDM PONs
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Paper Abstract

In incoherent-injected WDM-PONs, it is shown through simulations and experiments that Flat-band athermal AWGs with channel spacing of 100GHz have improved performance in terms of BER than their Gaussian-shape counterpart, due to the effect of signal filtering. At a BER of 10-9, the power penalty is 2 dB for Flat-band AWGs and more than 4 dB for Gaussian AWGs, which do not reach the required BER. In addition, the effect of AWG detuning in the WDM-PON systems is investigated. It is shown that by detuning the two Flat-band AWGs by 40GHz from their center wavelength, an additional 0.5dB power penalty is induced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7988, Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII, 798811 (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888672
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Sareh Taebi, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Simarjeet Singh Saini, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7988:
Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VIII
Yikai Su; Ernesto Ciaramella; Xiang Liu; Naoya Wada, Editor(s)

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