Coarsely sliced spectrum wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical networking for remote monitoring systems

Frank S. Tsai, Matthias Gross, Douglas R. Jorgesen, Anis Husain, Sadik C. Esener

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number060501
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • coarse wavelength division multiplexing
  • passive optical network
  • reflective semiconductor optical amplifier
  • remote monitoring
  • remote sensing
  • superluminescent light emitting diodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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