Reflective SOA-based bidirectional WDM-PON sharing optical source for up/downlink data and broadcasting transmission

Tae Young Kim, Sang Kook Han

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We proposed and experimentally demonstrated the reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA)-based wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network (WDM-PON) scheme where not only up/downlink data ser vices but also broadcasting service could be provided using a single optical source. In the proposed scheme, the digital signal and subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) signal for downstream were simultaneously modulated by a single distributed feedback laser diode and RSOA in optical network unit remodulated downstream source as an upstream. Without performance deterioration of dig ital signals both in up-and downstream, the proposed WDM-PON scheme can stably offer the SCM signal for broadcasting service. In the experiment, 1-Gb/s digital signals both for up-and down stream and 20-Mb/s SCM signal at 2.2 GHz for broadcasting were demonstrated in 10-km bidirectional link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2350-2352
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received May 3, 2006; revised September 10, 2006. This work was supported by Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korea Government (MOEHRD) (KRF-2005-041-D00554). The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: Color versions of Figs. 1–5 are available online at Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LPT.2006.885626

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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