Reduction of Signal-Induced Rayleigh Noise in a 10Gb/s WDM-PON using a Gain-Saturated SOA

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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MacHale, E. K.; Talli, G.; Chow, C. W.; Townsend, P. D. (Photonic Systems Group, Tyndall National Institute & Department of Physics, University College Cork, Ireland)

We demonstrate mitigation of signal-induced Rayleigh-beat-noise in a carrier-distributed WDM-PON using a gain-saturated SOA. The required signal-to-Rayleigh power was reduced by 11dB thereby enabling 10Gb/s error-free transmission in a 64 way-split, 20km reach PON.