Orthogonal frequency division multiple access-based passive optical network (OFDMA-PON) is considered as a strong candidate for next-generation optical access network. In intensity modulation/direct detection system, OFDMA-PON downlink transmission is relatively stable, but critical issues exist in uplink multiple access. Because of different optical paths, optical beat interference (OBI) and timing offset effect are generated, which seriously disturb signal detection. We propose optical pulse division multiplexing-based OBI reduction. By considering both the spectrum broadening effect and the time domain near orthogonality, OBI could be reduced. We demonstrate that the spectral efficiency can be improved from 0.37 to 3.8 bit/s/Hz in 1-GHz signal bandwidth.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics