Proc. SPIE. 11048, 17th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN2018)
KEYWORDS: Reflectors, Modulation, Signal attenuation, Wavelength division multiplexing, Monte Carlo methods, Connectors, Optical networks, Analytical research, Time division multiplexing, Standards development
This work presents an investigation of multipath interference (MPI) of operator's existing PON network. The reflectance of connectors within the ODN link are measured, and the MPI penalty of the link is calculated for some candidate modulation schemes. The result will be great helpful to the ongoing development next-generation FTTx standards.