A new architecture for bidirectional gigabit colorless wavelength division multiplexed-passive optical network system based on a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier is proposed. It uses techniques of both optical carrier suppression and subcarrier multiplexing. There is no impact of a downlink signal on an uplink one due to the wavelength reuse because a light from a single optical source is divided into two parts for uplink and downlink transmissions. One is modulated by a downlink signal and the other, which is transformed into two sidebands with a suppressed optical carrier, is utilized for an uplink transmission. An uplink data is recovered by subcarrier multiplexing technique. 1.25-Gb/s error-free transmissions of both uplink and downlink are demonstrated experimentally.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering