Performance analysis of bidirectional hybrid WDM/SCM-PON link based on reflective semiconductor optical amplifier

Tae Young Kim, Jeung Mo Kang, Sang Kook Han

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The effect of noise on the transmission performance of an RSOA-utilized bidirectional hybrid WDM/SCM-PON link is experimentally analyzed. The link used in experiment allows 33-km bidirectional transmission with 622-Mbps NRZ signal for downstream and 20-Mbps SCM signal at 1.5-GHz RF carrier for upstream. In the link, the RSOA is used as a remodulator in optical network unit (ONU), which plays an important role in the overall noise characteristic of the link. Experimental results show that by properly controlling the gain of the RSOA, the effect of hackreflection and backscattering noise can be reduced. Experimental results also suggest that both the uplink and the downlink signals should he modulated to reduce the effect of noise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2306-2309
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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