Duplexing methods for PON systems using multimode fiber with multicarrier transmission

R.O. Taniman, A.C. van Bochove

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    Deploying a PON using multimode fiber in the access network is viewed as a costeffective solution. However, a multimode fiber link exhibits a time-dispersive nature. To cope with this problem, an OFDM transmission method is used. In this work, a comparison study on several duplexing methods for this system was performed to decide upon the recommended method for the system. The choices that were examined are: TDD, FDD, WDD and SDD (time-, frequency-, wavelength- and space- division duplexing). Based on the following criteria: channel characterization, flexible bandwidth proportion, crosstalk & beat noise impairment, components-saving and system capacity, it was concluded that SDD is the most feasible one among other choices, immediately followed by WDD.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
    Event10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2005 - Mons, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Dec 20082 Dec 2008
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2005


    • IR-64642
    • EWI-11986

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