Journal article

Low-cost WDM passive optical network with directly-modulated self-seeding reflective SOA

E Wong, KL Lee, T Anderson

ELECTRONICS LETTERS | IEE-INST ELEC ENG | Published : 2006

Abstract

A novel scheme facilitating self-seeding reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers as colourless upstream transmitters in a low-cost WDM-PON solution, eliminating centralised broadband sources and active temperature control, is experimentally demonstrated. A single passive broadband filter is used to reflect broadband ASE light from all transmitters for self-seeding. Direct modulation of the incoherent upstream channels shows no significant penalty after 21 km of transmission.