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Demonstration of a Remotely Dual-Pumped Long-Reach PON for Flexible Deployment

Schrenk, B. ; Lazaro, J. ; Klonidis, D. K. ; Bonada, F. ; Saliou, F. ; Polo, V. ; Lopez, E. ; Le, Q. T. ; Chanclou, P. ; Teixeira, A.

Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol. 30, Nº 1, pp. 953 - 961, April, 2012.

ISSN (print): 0733-8724
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 1,89 (in 2012)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2012.2185781

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a flexible
wavelength division multiplexing/time division multiplexing
network architecture for converged metro-access environment.
Entire passiveness in the fiber plant is achieved with remote
amplification in the signal distribution nodes along the metro
ring and in the power splitters of the local access tree. We assist
a traditional remote pumping scheme with a distributed pump
provided by the optical network units and demonstrate that loss
budgets beyond 30 dB can be supported. Data transmission of up
to 10 Gb/s is evaluated in different deployment scenarios, reaching
from a 78 km long reach rural to a dense 1:128 split/ urban
configuration with field installed fibers, including also worst case
resilience configurations.