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This paper presents the high-level COCONUT architecture of an optical access network based on coherent technology, supporting ultra-dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). The COCONUT network should allow for seamless evolution from present PON architectures, but also support new emerging applications such as mobile back-haul and front-haul. Coherent(More)
—We report about a Line of Sight Optical Wireless Communication (LoS OWC) system aided by a simplified Visible Light localization algorithm for tracking purposes. We show experimentally that by combining the LoS OWC system with the localization algorithm it is possible to provide a gross data-rate exceeding 300 Mb/s over a 90° illumination angle by using a(More)
We propose a novel line coding combination (Inverse RZ coding in downlink and RZ in uplink) that extends the reach of WDM Passive Optical Networks based on Reflective SOAs with no in-line amplification. We achieved full downstream remodulation even when feeding the reflective SOA with power levels as low as -35 dBm, thus increasing the system power budget.(More)
In this paper we present and critically discuss different wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) architectures compatible with pre-existing gigabit PON (GPON) infrastructures. The concurrent use of the trunk fiber permits a hitless evolution from an existing time division multiplexing optical access network to a point-to-point(More)
The results of the analysis of the COCONUT (“COst-effective COhereNt Ultra-dense-WDM-PON for λ-to-the-user access”) project architectures with respect to their associated cost, power consumption and migration scenarios are presented. COCONUT develops udWDM access with simplified coherent technology to allow for node consolidation,(More)
Self-seeding of Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (R-SOAs) and Fabry-Peròt lasers have been identified among the most promising candidates sources for WDM-PONs: indeed, self-seeding provides for self-tuneability and very low-cost. However, self-seeding is intrinsically a polarization dependent process so that its application in real(More)
This paper presents the implementations and test results of the novel polarization-independent receiver for ASK format, realized in the framework of COCONUT FP7 Project. COCONUT exploits low-cost optical components and simple electronics, so that the cost of typical line terminals would be affordable to the end-users. Among the different technical(More)