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Wavelength Switchable Base Station Architecture Supporting Upstream Access and Local Internetworking with a Single Self-seeded Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

Nishaanthan Nadarajah, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Ka Lun Lee

2008 INTERNATIONAL TOPICAL MEETINGS ON MICROWAVE PHOTONICS AND 2008 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROWAVE PHOTONICS CONFERENCE | IEEE | Published : 2008

Abstract

A hybrid base station scheme that has the potential to establish inter-communications among neighboring access nodes without sending the signals to the edge node to simultaneously transport wireless and wireline services to integrated access nodes is proposed. This scheme uses a single reflective semiconductor optical amplifier at the hybrid base station for both the upstream transmission and the local networking. The reflective semiconductor optical amplifier is self-seeded with the use of narrowband fiber Bragg gratings and therefore it does not require external seeding sources and hence provides wavelength switchable capabilities. ©2008 IEEE.