GPON reach extension to 60 km with entirely passive fibre plant using Raman amplification

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhu, Benyuan (OFS Labs, 19 Schoolhouse Rd, Somerset NJ, 08873, USA)
Nesset, Derek (BT, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, UK)

We describe a purely-passive GPON compatible reach extender using distributed Raman amplification. Operation over 60 km of AllWave fibre at 2.5 Gbit/s is demonstrated with a total loss budget of 43 dB at 1310 nm.