Mitigation of Optical Interference Noise by Optical Carrier Cancelation in Self-Coherent Reflective PON Uplink Transmission

Soo Min Kang, Kyoung Hak Mun, Sang Min Jung, Sang Kook Han

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Optical interference noise (OIN), including optical beating interference and Rayleigh back-scattering noise, severely degrades transmission performance in self-coherent reflective passive optical network uplink transmission systems. A simple, cost-effective, and optical interferometry-based optical carrier cancelation method is proposed to reduce OIN. In this experiment, we demonstrate the cancelation of optical carriers, which is a major cause of OIN, up to 29 dB. Under the conditions of higher fiber input power and longer transmission distance, a remarkable improvement in transmission performance in terms of the eye-pattern and bit-error-rate was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7912353
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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