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First Demonstration of a Full C-Band Tunable WDM-PON System


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Check out the slides that ADVA Optical Networking's Stephan Pachnicke presented at OFC 2014.

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First Demonstration of a Full C-Band Tunable WDM-PON System

  1. 1. S. Pachnicke, J. Zhu, M. Lawin, A. Wonfor, M. Eiselt, R. V. Penty, R. Cush, R. Turner, P. Firth, M. J. Wale, I. H. White, J.-P. Elbers First Demonstration of a Full C-Band Tunable WDM-PON System with Novel High-Temperature DS-DBR Lasers
  2. 2. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.2 Outline • Motivation • Experimental Setup of Tunable WDM-PON • Results • Automatic Wavelength Tuning • 1.25 Gb/s Transmission • 10.3 Gb/s Transmission • Conclusion
  3. 3. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.3 Motivation Low-cost components are essential for tunable laser based WDM-PON Requirements for customer premises equipment: • Reduce tunable laser componentry • No thermo-electric cooler (TEC) • No wavelength locker • Network-based wavelength control with single wave locker for all ONUs located at central office (OLT) • Avoid calibration of each laser • Generic tuning algorithm, laser currents adapted based on current wavelength tuning feedback OLT Tx ... 1 RN L C N AWG Rx ... 1 N AWG AWG L-Band 97.15 GHz C-Band 100 GHz ONU N Rx ONU 1 Rx T-LD T-LD C L C L ITU-T 698.3
  4. 4. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.4 Experimental Setup • Multi-user setup; novel high-temperature DS-DBR laser as central channel; used laser was not equipped for modulation ( use of external MZM) • Upstream data transmission with 1.25 Gb/s and 10.3 Gb/s; Downstream data transmission with 1.25 Gb/s • Demonstration of pilot-tone based overhead channel and centralized wavelength locking both realized in embedded hardware OLT: optical line terminal; RN: remote node; ONU: optical network unit; PT: pilot tone generator; FPGA: field programmable gate array; MZM: Mach-Zehnder modulator; PRBS: pseudo-random bit sequence data source
  5. 5. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.5 Tuning with Central Wave Locker • AM tone powers are extracted by FFT on the received optical signal; multiple channels can be measured with a single etalon • Wavelength error is calculated by comparing the etalon output power with the reference AM tone power • Received power and wavelength error are communicated to ONU via tone channel ONUOLT iTLA RN AWG FPGA ECC Detection DBR Heater MZM AM Tone µC Wave Locker FPGA: Data & ECC Generation RXFPGA: FFT & Feedback Gen. L C C L Etalon
  6. 6. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.6 Wavelength Tuning Results • After 20 s the right frequency slot has been identified • Long-term frequency stability within ±10 GHz (limited by DAC resolution driving laser currents) • Laser case temperature can vary between 70°C-90°C without any mode-jumps; operation with heater envisioned (here results are shown for 70°C) 194.40 194.45 194.50 194.55 194.60 194.65 194.70 194.75 194.80 194.85 194.90 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Frequency[THz] Time [s] 194.70 194.75 194.80 194.85 194.90 0 2000 4000 6000 Frequency[THz] Time [s] Phase 1 (Power Feedback) Phase 2 (Wavelength & Power Feedback)
  7. 7. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.7 1.25 Gb/s Transmission Results • Up to 80 km reach data transmitted error-free • EDFA used at OLT only for 80 km reach (gain  20 dB)  approx. 2 dB penalty due to ASE noise
  8. 8. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.8 10.3 Gb/s Transmission Results • An EDFA has been used at the OLT at all times (Pout  2 dBm) • Up to 40 km reach error-free transmission (longer reach possible by using EDFA with higher gain)
  9. 9. © 2014 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.9 Summary & Conclusion • First demonstration of ONU with high-temperature DS-DBR laser • First demonstration of automatic tuning on turn-on and long-term frequency stability (all realized in embedded hardware) • Centralized wavelength locking & communication between ONUs and OLT by pilot-tone based communication channels • Operation of tunable laser without wavelength locker and without thermo-electric cooler Proves feasibility of using low-cost uncooled tunable lasers in ONUs for up to 10 Gb/s transmission rates
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