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We propose and demonstrate a novel wavelength remodulation scheme using differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) modulation format in both downstream and upstream signals for ldquocolorlessrdquo dense wavelength-division-multiplexed (DWDM) passive optical networks (PONs). The scheme enables high extinction ratio in both downstream and upstream remodulated signals. Error-free operation was achieved in a 20-km-reach 10-Gb/s DWDM-PON without dispersion compensation. Timing misalignment tolerance between downstream and upstream remodulated signals and maximum launched optical power for the proposed scheme are studied. Comparison with other wavelength remodulation schemes for DWDM-PONs is also performed, showing the proposed scheme can be a potential candidate for next-generation wavelength reuse DWDM-PONs.
Date of Publication: Jan.1, 2008