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This article describes FSAN operator perspectives on the drivers and system requirements for fiber access beyond 10-Gigabit-class PON systems (i.e., NG-PON2 in FSAN terminology). Additionally, a review of potential solutions in scope for NG-PON2 is given in the context of these operator drivers and requirements.
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)
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)
We present here the main results for reach extension in passive optical network (PON) technologies. Both passive and active architectures integrating several multiplexing techniques are studied, and they provide promising results for the future generation of optical access networks. Extender boxes based on optical amplification and(More)
FDMA PON allows the ONU complexity and cost to be tailored to the service level targeted per customer while achieving high per wavelength throughput (35-39Gbps downlink). Initial progress towards an all Silicon ONU is presented. 1. Introduction In the future, Passive Optical Networks (PON) shall provide a universal sustained connectivity to end users in the(More)
With the recent increase of the number of Fiber-to-the-Home deployments worldwide, and the corresponding huge investment in infrastructure, there is a need to devise a migration path that assures the full future usability and enhanced performance of the installed fiber plant, possibly using emerging opto-electronic technologies. With this aim, within the(More)