This paper experimentally investigates power budget extension configurations for WDM NG-PONs. Differential Phase Shift Keying (DPSK), and Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) are considered. The budget enhancement techniques are based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA). The paper thoroughly studies power budget enhancement for the two modulation formats and shows that the proposed configurations comply with current standards such as XG-PON1.
As demand for higher bandwidth is drastically increasing, bandwidth efficiency is going to be an issue in Passive Optical Networks (PONs). Moreover, network operators plan to reduce the number of central offices (COs) while extending the reach of the optical links, this enables them to reduce the deployment costs. This paper demonstrates the advantages of advanced modulation formats and a suitable configuration for the power budget enhancement of hybrid Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Time Division Multiplexing-Passive Optical Networks (WDM-TDM-PONs). The proposed technique can offer higher data rate, better bandwidth efficiency, and large number of customers. Differential (Quadrature) Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) signals and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) will be considered. Simulations are performed using different modulation formats to evaluate the behavior of the proposed PON extender. Finally, Transmission of 1 Tbps WDM/TDM-OFDMPON over 60 km optical link is presented here. The simulation results, prove that 1600 users can be covered with 40 Gbps peak data rate.
Chirp-managed lasers (CML) are demonstrated as simple low-cost transmitter with high tolerance to chromatic dispersion. This manuscript proposes the use of CML as cost-effective downstream (DS) transmitters for next generation access networks. The laser chirp, which is the main drawback limiting the transmission performance of directly modulated lasers, is now used to generate differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) modulation format
by direct modulation. The network architecture using CML as downstream DPSK transmitter is proposed. Bit
error-rate measurement showed that an optical power budget of 36 dB could be obtained with direct phase-shift keying modulation ofCML which proves that the proposed solution is a strong candidate for future WDM-PONs. Budget-extended WDM-PON configuration is also demonstrated using Saturated Collision Amplifier, which is an amplification scheme that uses SOA saturation in order to maximize the output power and minimize the ASE noise and the polarization sensitivity. The extension scheme is demonstrated for four-wavelength 10 Gbit/s unidirectional downstream configuration with 60-dB maximum total optical budget for each wavelength.
This paper shows optical power extension techniques for 10 Gbit/s per A. channel for WDM-PON DPSK systems. The scheme is based on semiconductor optical amplifiers. We present 56.5 dB total optical power budget enhancement using our configuration for the downstream scenario. The setup is cost effective in terms of optical components. Only one DLI (Delay Line Interferometer) is used to convert DPSK signals to OOK. We present experimentally as well as through simulations that our scheme has better performance than a single SOA as a power budget extender.