Abstract

The performance of a cost-effective optical comb source using commercial off the shelf (COTS) components in a WDM passive optical network is demonstrated. Eight comb modes are individually modulated at 10.7Gb/s and transmitted over 50km of single mode fiber for downlink transmission. Error free performance is obtained for each comb line and a maximum performance difference of 1.4dB is experienced between the eight channels. Colorless operation of the optical network unit is achieved by utilizing an integrated module consisting of a tunable laser and an electro-absorption modulator as an uplink transmitter. Finally the predicted downstream performance of the system, when all the channels are transmitted simultaneously, is numerically simulated.

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C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Maher, K. Shi, P. M. Anandarajah, A. Kaszubowska, L. P. Barry, and Y. Yu, “Novel frequency chirp compensation scheme for directly modulated SG DBR tunable lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(5), 340–342 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006

1988

T. H. Wood, R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, and E. C. Carr, “Observation of coherent Rayleigh noise in single-source bidirectional optical fibre systems,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6(2), 346–352 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986

L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, “Linewidth determination from self-heterodyne measurements with sub-coherence delay times,” J. Quantum Electron. 22(11), 2070–2074 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Akrout, A.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Anandarajah, P.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Anandarajah, P. M.

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Maher, K. Shi, P. M. Anandarajah, A. Kaszubowska, L. P. Barry, and Y. Yu, “Novel frequency chirp compensation scheme for directly modulated SG DBR tunable lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(5), 340–342 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Barry, L. P.

R. Maher, K. Shi, P. M. Anandarajah, A. Kaszubowska, L. P. Barry, and Y. Yu, “Novel frequency chirp compensation scheme for directly modulated SG DBR tunable lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(5), 340–342 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Berrettini, G.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bogoni, A.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brenot, R.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Byrne, D.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Calabretta, N.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Carr, E. C.

T. H. Wood, R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, and E. C. Carr, “Observation of coherent Rayleigh noise in single-source bidirectional optical fibre systems,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6(2), 346–352 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Cavaliere, F.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ciaramella, E.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Corbett, B.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Donegan, J. F.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Duan, G.-H.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ellis, A. D.

Guo, W.-H.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Herbert, C.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kasper, B. L.

T. H. Wood, R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, and E. C. Carr, “Observation of coherent Rayleigh noise in single-source bidirectional optical fibre systems,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6(2), 346–352 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kaszubowska, A.

R. Maher, K. Shi, P. M. Anandarajah, A. Kaszubowska, L. P. Barry, and Y. Yu, “Novel frequency chirp compensation scheme for directly modulated SG DBR tunable lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(5), 340–342 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, A.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, B.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

Kruger, M. S.

L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, “Linewidth determination from self-heterodyne measurements with sub-coherence delay times,” J. Quantum Electron. 22(11), 2070–2074 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Lambkin, P.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lee, C.-H.

Legouezigou, O.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lelarge, F.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Linke, R. A.

T. H. Wood, R. A. Linke, B. L. Kasper, and E. C. Carr, “Observation of coherent Rayleigh noise in single-source bidirectional optical fibre systems,” J. Lightwave Technol. 6(2), 346–352 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Q.

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Maher, R.

R. Maher, K. Shi, P. M. Anandarajah, A. Kaszubowska, L. P. Barry, and Y. Yu, “Novel frequency chirp compensation scheme for directly modulated SG DBR tunable lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(5), 340–342 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mandelberg, H. I.

L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, “Linewidth determination from self-heterodyne measurements with sub-coherence delay times,” J. Quantum Electron. 22(11), 2070–2074 (1986).
[CrossRef]

McGrath, P. A.

L. E. Richter, H. I. Mandelberg, M. S. Kruger, and P. A. McGrath, “Linewidth determination from self-heterodyne measurements with sub-coherence delay times,” J. Quantum Electron. 22(11), 2070–2074 (1986).
[CrossRef]

O’Carroll, J.

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O’Gorman, J.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Perry, P.

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phelan, R.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. M. Anandarajah, K. Shi, J. O’Carroll, A. Kaszubowska, R. Phelan, L. P. Barry, A. D. Ellis, P. Perry, D. Reid, B. Kelly, and J. O’Gorman, “Phase shift keyed systems based on a gain switched laser transmitter,” Opt. Express 17(15), 12668–12677 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Phelan, W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, D. Byrne, B. Roycroft, P. Lambkin, B. Corbett, F. Smyth, L. P. Barry, B. Kelly, J. O’Gorman, and J. F. Donegan, “A novel two-section tunable discrete mode Fabry-Perot laser exhibiting nanosecond wavelength switching,” J. Quantum Electron. 44(4), 331–337 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pommereau, F.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ponzini, F.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Presi, M.

F. Ponzini, F. Cavaliere, G. Berrettini, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, N. Calabretta, and A. Bogoni, “Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON,” J. Opt. Netw. 1(4), C25–C34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ramdane, A.

A. Akrout, A. Shen, R. Brenot, F. É. É. Van Dijk, O. Legouezigou, F. Pommereau, F. Lelarge, A. Ramdane, and G.-H. Duan, “Separate error free transmission of eight channels at 10Gb/s using comb generation in a quantm-dash-based mode-locked laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21(23), 1746–1748 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Reid, D.

Rensing, M.

C. Herbert, D. Jones, A. Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, B. Kelly, M. Rensing, J. O’Carroll, R. Phelan, P. Anandarajah, P. Perry, L. P. Barry, and J. O’Gorman, “Discrete mode lasers for communication applications,” IET J. Optoelectron. 3(1), 1–17 (2009).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of cost-effective optical comb source, (a) optical comb at output of laser diode and (b) filtered optical comb mode with a 32dB rejection ratio.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Eight filtered comb lines and (b) measured self heterodyne spectrum of a single filtered comb line with an inferred FWHM linewidth of 5MHz.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental test-bed of WDM-PON system incorporating cost-effective comb source.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) BER as a function of received power for channels 1 and 2 for both the back-to-back scenario and after 50km transmission, (b) channels 3 and 4, (c) channels 5 and 6, (d) channels 7 and 8.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

BER as a function of received power for the 2.625Gb/s upstream channel for both the back-to-back scenario and after traversing a 50km span of SMF.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

VPI TransmissionMaker simulation model of 7-channel CoWDM system using a gain-switched comb source.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Simulated 10.7GHz gain-switched comb, (b) filtered odd channels (−3, −1, 1, 3) and (c) filtered even channels (−2, 0, 2).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Numerically simulated BER against received power for the 74.9Gb/s CoWDM system when the relative phase was optimized.

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