GigaWaM—next-generation WDM-PON enabling Gigabit per-user data bandwidth

Kamau Prince, Timothy Braidwood Gibbon, Roberto Rodes Lopez, Erling Hviid, Christian Ingemann Mikkelsen, Christian Neumeyr, Markus Ortsiefer, Enno Rönneberg, Jürgen Rosskopf, Peter Öhlén, Einar In de Betou, Björn Stoltz, Edgard Goobar, Jörgen Olsson, Richard Fletcher, Chris Abbott, Michael Rask, Nora Plappert, Gunther Vollrath, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


The “Gigabit access passive optical network using wavelength division multiplexing” project aims to implement 64-Gb/s data transmission over 20-km single-mode fiber. Per-user symmetric data rates of 1-Gb/s will be achieved using wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) architecture with a 1:64 user split per PON segment. Enabling technologies being developed within the scope of the project include tunable transceivers and athermal 50-GHz array waveguide grating multiplexer devices. The future-proof WDM architecture will enable convergence triple-play (telephony, TV, and broadband internet) service over existing optical infrastructure, and also facilitate cost-effective dense wavelength division multiplexing for metro aggregation and mobile backhaul networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1444-1454
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Cite this