Coherent detection passive optical access network enabling converged delivery of broadcast and dedicated broadband services

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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We propose a passive optical network architecture based on coherent detection for converged delivery of broadcast services from a dedicated remote broadcast server and user-specific services from a local central office. We experimentally demonstrate this architecture with mixed traffic types, wavelength division multiplexed, unicast channels composed of four radio-over-fiber channels operating at 5 GHz carrier frequency with 250 Mbaud phase shift keying modulation and four 10 Gb/s baseband amplitude shift keying channels; while the broadcast channels were four 10 Gbaud DQPSK channels. The broadcast channels were transmitted over 78 km of single mode fiber to a central office where they were multiplexed with the unicast channels for further fiber transmission over 34-km to reach the access network. Successful detection of all channels is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-6
StatePublished - 2011
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 3


  • Access networks, Wireless–wireline convergence, Optical broadcast, Coherent detection
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