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Wireless Overlay Backhauling over Bidirectional Colorless WDM-PONs: the Impact of the Baseband Channel

Avó, R. ; Medeiros, M. C. R.

Journal of Optical Communications Vol. 34, Nº 4, pp. 377 - 384, January, 2013.

ISSN (print): 0173-4911
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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1515/joc-2013-0049

Next generation wavelength division multiplexed passive optical access networks (WDM-PON), employing reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs), can provide a cost effective solution to jointly support both, classic PON services and transparent overlay wireless backhauling. In this approach, the wireless signals are transparently transmitted over the WDMPON, thus creating a virtual dedicated network without incurring into additional network installation and maintenance costs. In this paper, the performance of a WDM-PON transmitting an overlay orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless signal is assessed analytically and experimentally, with relevant system impairments being identified and system design guidelines are provided.