April 12, 2017

An 8 x 10-Gb/s, 42-km High-Split TWDM PON Featuring Distributed Raman Amplification and a Remotely Powered Intelligent Splitter

  • Earnshaw M.
  • Gnauck A.
  • Hehmann J.
  • Iannone P.
  • Jentsch L.
  • Pfeiffer T.
  • Straub M.

We demonstrate an intelligent symmetric-rate, 8 x 10- Gb/s, bi-directional time and wavelength-division multiplexed passive optical network (TWDM-PON) with 42-km reach, and 1:256 split. 1425-nm laser pump light provides distributed Raman amplification for the upstream channels (allowing lowcost low-power transmitters), serves as a low-rate telemetry channel, and powers an intelligent splitter module that provides supervision for mission-critical services.

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