LatinCon12 - Optimizing the Next Generation Optical Access (LatinCon12 - Optimizing the Next Generation Optical Access)

Ferney Orlando Amaya-Fernández (ferney.amaya@upb.edu.co)1, Ana María Cárdenas-Soto (acardenas@udea.edu.co)2, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (idtm@fotonik.dtu.dk)3


1Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
2Universidad de Antioquia
3Technical University of Denmark

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Aug. 2010
Volume: 8,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Several issues in the design and optimization of the next generation optical access network (NG-OAN) are presented. The noise, the distortion and the fiber optic nonlinearities are considered to optimize the video distribution link in a passive optical network (PON). A discussion of the effect of the optical amplification in the performance of the standardized PON is presented comparing the performance of the EDFA (Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier) and the distributed Raman amplification.

Index Terms:
Nonlinear optics, optical communications, passive optical network (PON), subcarrier multiplexing (SCM), wavelength-division multiplexing WDM)   


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