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Gigabit passive optical networks and catv over hybrid bidirectional free space optics +20 km single mode fiber

Sousa, A. Sousa ; Shahpari, A. ; Ribeiro, V. M. C. ; Lima, M. J. N. ; Teixeira, A.

Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters Vol. 57, Nº 12, pp. 2867 - 2871, September, 2015.

ISSN (print): 0895-2477
ISSN (online): 0895-2477

Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,32 (in 2015)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/mop.29456

This article experimentally shows a gigabit passive optical network (GPON)1 community access television system (CATV) link, transmitting in 20 km of single mode optical fiber section or/and in free space. Bidirectional transmission of GPON traffic and CATV and further experimental apparatus is demonstrated and performed, based on signal transparency through the optical path, without optical-electrical-optical signal conversion between different media. The viability of such links is
here analyzed by measuring the loss of data packets and the carrier-tonoise-ratio value for the video signal overlay.