Design for Long-Reach Coexisting PON Considering Subscriber Distribution with Wavelength Selective Asymmetrical Splitters

Kazutaka HARA  Atsuko KAWAKITA  Yasutaka KIMURA  Yasuhiro SUZUKI  Satoshi IKEDA  Kohji TSUJI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E103-B   No.11   pp.1249-1256
Publication Date: 2020/11/01
Publicized: 2020/06/08
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2019OBP0011
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications for Future Optical Network)
coexisting passive optical network,  long-reach access networks,  and optical devices,  

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A long-reach coexisting PON system (1G/10G-EPON, video, and TWDM-PON) that uses the Wavelength Selective-Asymmetrical optical SPlitter (WS-ASP) without any active devices like optical amplifiers is proposed. The proposal can take into account the subscriber distribution in an access network and provide specific services in specific areas by varying the splitting ratios and the branch structure in the optical splitter. Simulations confirm the key features of WS-ASP, its novel process for deriving the splitting-ratios and greater transmission distance than possible with symmetrical splitters. Experiments on a prototype system demonstrate how wavelengths can be assigned to specific areas and optical link budget enhancement. For 1G-EPON systems, the prototype system with splitting-ratio of 60% attains the optical link budget enhancement of 4.2dB compared with conventional symmetrical optical splitters. The same prototype offers the optical link budget enhancement of 4.0dB at the bit rate of 10G-EPON systems. The values measured in the experiment agree well with the simulation results with respect to the transmission distance.