Colorless gigabit WDM-PON link using injection locking and electro-absorption transceiver

Sung Chan An, Hyun Seung Kim, Yong Yuk Won, Sang Kook Han

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In this paper, a novel colorless wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (WDM-PON) system using injection locking and electro-absorption transceiver (EAT) is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. This system has advantages, high data transmission, small downlink signal effect to uplink signal and less polarization sensitivity, compared to the system using reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA). Downlink signal modulates the right side carrier of the double side band signal by using injection locking. EAT functions as both photo detector in downlink signal and modulator for uplink signal, simultaneously. A possible cross absorption modulation effect from the EAT is analyzed experimentally. Bidirectional transmission of 1.25 Gbps and 622 Mbps for downlink and uplink, respectively, were verified through 23 km standard single mode fiber (SSMF).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1526-1531
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (No. 2009-0070934 ) and the Yonsei University Institute of TMS Information Technology , a Brain Korea 21 program, Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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