In this work we have assessed the capacity of a linear semiconductor optical amplifier to compensate the fiber and component losses present in a wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) evolution from fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) to fiber-to-the-home access. The evaluation measurements confirm that the presence of a semiconductor optical amplifier placed at the entry of a group of optical network units that share the same wavelength channel can raise the loss budget that the link can tolerate in the fiber, compensating for the losses of a passive splitter up to a 1:16 division rate, allowing the upgrade of existing WDM-PON FTTB structures to make the fiber reach the final user’s home.
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