100-Gb/s point-to-point solutions for long-reach passive optical networks in sparse rural and urban areas

Elias Giacoumidis, Giuseppe Talli, Naoise Mac Suibhne, Son T. Le, Nick J. Doran, David B. Payne

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Long reach-passive optical networks (LR-PON) are being proposed as a means of enabling ubiquitous fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) by massive sharing of network resources and therefore reducing per customer costs to affordable levels. In this paper, we analyze the chain solutions for LR-PON deployment in urban and rural areas at 100-Gb/s point-to-point transmission using dual polarization-quaternary phase shift-keying (DP-QPSK) modulation. The numerical analysis shows that with appropriate finite impulse response (FIR) filter designs, 100-Gb/s transmission can be achieved with at least 512 way split and up to 160 km total distance, which is sufficient for many of the optical paths in a practical situation, for point-to-point link from one LR-PON to another LR-PON through the optical switch at the metro nodes and across a core light path through the core network without regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIERS 2015 Prague
Subtitle of host publication Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, proceedings
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA (US)
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-934142-30-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Jul 20156 Jul 2015

Publication series

NamePIERS proceedings
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
ISSN (Print)1559-9450
ISSN (Electronic)1931-7360


SymposiumProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
Abbreviated titlePIERS 2015 Prague
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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