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Opt Express. 2010 May 10;18(10):9859-64. doi: 10.1364/OE.18.009859.

Impact of various noises on maximum reach in broadband light source based high-capacity WDM passive optical networks.

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  • 1School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Seoul, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-743, Korea.


We investigated the effects of various noises on the performance of extended-reach WDM-PONs based on broadband light sources (BLSs). The maximum reach in BLS based WDM-PONs was analyzed by taking into account the impact of relative intensity noise of optical source, chromatic dispersion of transmission fiber and in-band crosstalk. We confirmed that the system's performance of BLS based WDM-PONs would be strongly dependent on the equivalent optical bandwidth of optical source. From the results, we found that the maximum reach in BLS based WDM-PONs operating at 1.25 Gb/s could be increased to be approximately 70 km of single-mode fiber as long as the chirp and relative intensity noise (RIN) of optical source would be suppressed properly.

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