Optical splitter design for telecommunication access networks with triple-play services
Rajdi Agalliu – Catalina Burtscher – Michal Lucki – Dana Seyringer
In this paper, we present various designs of optical splitters for access networks, such as GPON and XG-PON by ITU-T with triple-play services (ie data, voice and video). The presented designs exhibit a step forward, compared to the solutions recommended by the ITU, in terms of performance in transmission systems using WDM. The quality of performance is represented by the bit error rate and the Q-factor. Besides the splitter, we propose a new length-optimized splitter design with a smaller waveguide core, providing some reduction of non-uniformity of the power split between the output waveguides. The achieved splitting parameters are incorporated in the simulations of passive optical networks. For this purpose, the OptSim tool employing Time Domain Split Step method was used.
Keywords: optical design, optical fiber communication, optical fiber networks, telecommunication network reliability, WDM networks