DWDM Achieved with Thermal Sources: a Future-proof PON Solution

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mathlouthi, Walid; Vacondio, Francesco; Penon, Julien; Ghazisaeidi, Amirhossein; Rusch, Leslie A. (COPL, ECE Dept., Universit Laval, Qubec, QC G1K 7P4, Canada)

We achieve the promise of semiconductor amplifiers (SOAs) to mitigate severe intensity noise of spectrum-sliced WDM, notwithstanding optical filtering at the receiver. Dense WDM capacity is demonstrated using a thermal source and a saturated SOA.