Hybrid passive optical network (HPON) is one of ideal solutions for the next-gereration PONs with advantages of high
capacity, long reach and single transport optical fiber. A novel wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and time
division multiplexing (TDM) hybrid PON architecture based on all-optical wavelength conversion (AOWC) technology
is proposed. A novel burst-mode all-optical wavelength conversion module (BM-AOWCM) is developed for the critical
system optical power budget, in which an Erbium-doped optical fiber amplifier (EDFA) and a gain-clamped wavelength
converter based on a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) are employed. The degradation of the bit error ration (BER)
of the EDFA and the AOWC are tested, respectively, which would limit the dynamic input power of the BM-AOWCM
greatly. Experimental results indicate that the input dynamic range is extended from 5.5dB to 30dB at BER of 10E-9.