Saturated collision amplifier reach extender for XGPON1 and TDM/DWDM PON

Tuomo von Lerber, Ari Tervonen, Fabienne Saliou, Quang Trung Le, Philippe Chanclou, Rui Xia, Marco Mattila, Werner Weiershausen, Seppo Honkanen, Franko Küppers

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Saturated Collision Amplifier (SCA) is a novel amplification scheme that uses SOA saturation in order to maximize the output power and minimize the ASE noise and the polarization sensitivity. We demonstrate the SCA reach extension in a commercial single-wavelength XGPON1 prototype system where bidirectional optical budget of up to 50 dB is obtained. The traffic performances are compared between the SCA and the conventional SOA extender. The novel extension scheme is demonstrated also for two- and four-wavelength 10 Gbit/s unidirectional downstream configurations with 45 km and 100 km transmission distances with 58-dB maximum total optical budget for each wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B645-B652
JournalOptics Express
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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