The next generation passive optical networks have the option to employ the wavelength domain to provide bandwidth and flexibility to the users. Each user will be addressed with a specific wavelength from the central office. These specific wavelength transceivers will give a serious inventory management problem to the PON operators. A possible solution is to create transceivers consisting of two parts: colorless and colorful. The colorless part which is wavelength-independent in a small form-factor pluggable is connected externally to a wavelength-selective module. Full characterization of such devices is presented here in order to evaluate their suitability for WDM-PON.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 19th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 3-4 November 2014, Enschede, The Netherlands|
|Editors||S.M. Garcia-Bianco, Kl.J. Boller, M.A. Sefunc, D. Geuzebroek|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|