In this paper we describe experiments performed on a testbed of a novel dynamically reconfigurable access network capable of providing bandwidth on-demand to the end-users. Multiwavelength bidirectional transmission of 10 Gb/s channels in different bandwidth allocation schemes is achieved while sustaining substantial power budget to cover the attenuation of over 25 km standard SMF and related power penalties e.g. due to Rayleigh backscattering. Keywords: reconfigurable access network, FTTx, reflective electro-absorption modulator, optical add/drop multiplexer, microring resonators.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th international conference on transparent optical networks (ICTON 2009) 28 June - 07 July 2009, Ponta Delgada, Island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway, NJ|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|