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All-Optical Burst-Mode Power Equalizer based on Cascaded SOAs for 10 Gbit/s EPONs

Pato, S. ; Meleiro, R. ; Fonseca, D. ; André, P.S ; Monteiro, P. ; Silva, H. A.

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Vol. 20, Nº 24, pp. 2078 - 2080, December, 2008.

ISSN (print): 1041-1135
ISSN (online): 1041-1135

Journal Impact Factor: 2,110 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/LPT.2008.2006629

This work proposes a new power equalization scheme based on cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers, for 10 Gbit/s Ethernet Passive Optical Networks with uneven topology. For networks with a large number of subscribers, the proposed equalization scheme enables a 16 dB reduction of the receiver dynamic range.