Abstract

We demonstrate a simple approach to generating optical wideband chaos and verify that it can be used to locate simultaneously and precisely the faults among all branches in a wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) passive optical network (PON). The chaotic light source consists of a semiconductor optical amplifier ring structure with an output optical 3 dB bandwidth of above 60 nm covering the whole C-band. This kind of optical wideband chaos can be naturally filtered by the WDM devices in the PON. Each filtering light signal along the corresponding branch retains good chaotic characteristics We demonstrate a proof-of-concept experiment for the detection of three International Telecommunication Union channels. The experimental measurements show that a much higher spatial resolution of 1.66 cm and a dynamic range of about 10.1 dB are achieved.

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Zhang, M. J.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of optical wideband chaos generation. PC, polarization controller; OC1(2), optical coupler; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier; ISO, optical isolator; WDM, wavelength-division-multiplexing device; PD, photodetector.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimentally obtained characteristics of the broadband chaotic source: (a) the optical spectrum, (b) the time series, (c) the RF spectrum, and (d) the autocorrelation curve.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimentally obtained characteristics of one filtering channel CH34 after the WDM1: (a) the optical spectra of three channels, (b) the time series, (c) the RF spectrum, and (d) the autocorrelation curve.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Cross-correlation traces of (a) the branch at CH33, (b) the branch at CH34, and (c) the branch at CH35.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spatial resolution illustrated from the FWHM of the peak.

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