Journal article

Characterization of energy-efficient and colorless ONUs for future TWDM-PONs

Elaine Wong, Michael Mueller, Markus C Amann

OPTICS EXPRESS | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2013

Abstract

The Full Services Access Network group has recently selected the time and wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network (TWDM-PON) as the base technology solution for next-generation PON stage-2 (NG-PON2). Meeting the core requirements of NG-PON2 necessitates the following additional features in the transceivers of the optical network unit (ONU) that is located at subscriber premises: (a) legacy system compliant; (b) wavelength tunable; (c) cost-efficient; and (d) energy-efficient. To address these features, we investigate the properties of short-cavity vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (SC-VCSELs) for implementation as colorless ONU transmitters in future TWDM-PONs. Specific..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank VERTILAS GmbH for providing the VCSELs used in our work, and also the Australian Research Council and Go8-DAAD Germany Joint Research Co-Operation Scheme for funding the research.