We propose a network-embedded colorless self-tuning transmitter for wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks based on self-seeding in reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs). We compare up to a 10-Gb/s data rate in either O-band or C-band operation. In particular, the transmitter exploits a two-Faraday rotator configuration to ensure… (More)
We present an experimental analysis on externally seeded colourless transmitters for WDM PON. We take advantage of direct modulation of a high performance MQW RSOA. Chirp is analysed as main limiting factor to SSMF propagation at 10 Gb/s. We demonstrate that off-set filtering performed by the OLT demultiplexer allows to cope with chromatic dispersion… (More)
This paper describes the technical aspects of optical access solutions for mobile fronthaul application. The mobile context and main constraints of fronthaul signals are presented. The need for a demarcation point between the Mobile operator and the Fiber provider is introduced. The optical solution to achieve such a network is discussed. A WDM network with… (More)
For decades, optical networks have provided larger bandwidths than could be utilized, but with the increasing growth of the global Internet traffic demand, new optical transmission technologies are required to provide a much higher data rate per channel and to enable more flexibility in the allocation of traffic flow. Currently, researchers are… (More)
Due to the increasing traffic demand and coverage requirements in the access domain, Long-Reach Passive Optical Network (LR-PON) using hybrid TDM/WDM techniques represents a promising candidate solution. The hybrid multiplexing allows an efficient use of wavelengths' capacity through sharing among several users in the time domain. However, it is still an… (More)
A statistical model is developed to assess synchronization requirements for high-speed OTDM packet network regeneration. The model is then applied to analyze asynchronous and synchronous regenerator architectures.
We present the final results of the EU FP7 ERMES project, which focused on the development of a WDM-PON colourless self-tuning transmitter based on RSOA self-seeding. Measurements obtained with a packaged O-band RSOA in a SFP+ compatible transmitter are reported at 1.25, 2.5 and 10 Gb/s for various drop fibre lengths, up to 6.3 km and 1 km respectively. We… (More)
A network-embedded self-tuning cavity based on a self-seeded RSOA is analysed with particular regards to the impact of some parameters that characterize the transmitter. The cavity is defined by the SOA reflective mirror and a Faraday rotator mirror at the remote node, which allows polarization independent operation with low PDG RSOAs. The majority of the… (More)