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Coherence Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks for Customer Access

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We investigate the use of coherence multiplexing for optical customer access. Experimental results are presented for a bi-directional passive optical network using a hybrid coherence multiplexing / coarse WDM technique, showing negligible penalties due to dispersion and multi-user crosstalk. The power budget improvement obtained by using an optical amplifier in the downstream link is also quantified.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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