Flexible space division multiplexed WDM-PON with 16-QAM point-to-point and PolSK modulated multicast overlay services

Rameez Asif, Muhammad Imran, Feihong Ye, Luca Potì, Toshio Morioka

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The capacity of conventional networks has almost reached the Shannon limit despite of implementing the digital signal processing (DSP) techniques [1]. The deployed passive optical networks (PONs) for broadband access services also require high data bandwidth to meet the subscribers requirement. This up-gradation need for high counts of feeder fibers that will cause congestion in the installation ducts and laborious maintenance. To overcome this problem and to increase the capacity, space-division multiplexing (SDM) transmission using Multi-Core-Fibers (MCFs), has been proposed and proven to be feasible [2,3]. In order to realize long-term evolution (LTE) functionalities, i.e. protocol transparency and flexible scalability, the network architecture of SDM-PONs for point-to-point (P2P) and multicast overlay (MCO) video/audio services [4] should be investigated both for performance and compatibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-7475-0
ISBN (Print)9781467374750
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 201525 Jun 2015

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015


  • Bit error rate
  • Modulation
  • Optical networks
  • Passive optical networks
  • Signal processing
  • Space division multiplexing

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