Low loss bus-type access network with signal selector using four wave mixing

Kazutaka Hara*, Hirotaka Nakamura, Noriyuki Oota, Noriki Miki, Naoto Yoshimoto, Makoto Tsubokawa

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We propose a low loss bus-type access network with a novel signal selector. The signal selector has no splitting loss and can allow us to increase the maximum number of subscribers, because a copy of the downstream signal is generated by four wave mixing (FWM) in the signal selector. We numerically calculate the optimal range of the wavelength allocation and the optical powers of the optical signals used in our proposed network. We experimentally demonstrate that each optical network unit (ONU) can receive a copy of the downstream signal at 1.25 Gbit/s with a power penalty of less than 0.5 dB. Moreover, we clarify that our proposed network is superior to the conventional bus-type network in terms of the maximum number of subscribers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6727-6732
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number8 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 22
Externally publishedYes


  • Bus-type access network
  • Four wave mixing
  • Nonlinear optical fiber
  • Number of subscribers
  • Optical splitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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