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Photonics 2014, 1(4), 503-515; doi:10.3390/photonics1040503

WDM Optical Access Network for Full-Duplex and Reconfigurable Capacity Assignment Based on PolMUX Technique

ITEAM Research Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València, C/Camino de Vera, s/n 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Received: 17 October 2014 / Revised: 24 November 2014 / Accepted: 24 November 2014 / Published: 3 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microwave Photonics)
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We present a novel bidirectional WDM-based optical access network featuring reconfigurable capacity assignment. The architecture relies on the PolMUX technique allowing a compact, flexible, and bandwidth-efficient router in addition to source-free ONUs and color-less ONUs for cost/complexity minimization. Moreover, the centralized architecture contemplates remote management and control of polarization. High-quality transmission of digital signals is demonstrated through different routing scenarios where all channels are dynamically assigned in both downlink and uplink directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical networks; WDM; optical fibers; polarization; multiplexing optical networks; WDM; optical fibers; polarization; multiplexing

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Mora, J.; Ortega, B.; Grassi, F.; Capmany, J. WDM Optical Access Network for Full-Duplex and Reconfigurable Capacity Assignment Based on PolMUX Technique. Photonics 2014, 1, 503-515.

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