Simplified Coherent Receiver for Zero-Touch Wireless Integration in Power-Splitting ODN with >40 dB Budget
OFC 2021, W1J.2
Dinka Milovančev, Nemanja Vokić, Fotini Karinou, and Bernhard Schrenk
We experimentally demonstrate radio-over-fiber transmission over an optical budget of 42dB, using an ultra-low complexity, DSP-free coherent EML+TIA receiver. Its sensitivity enables the wireless integration in filterless, power-splitting wireline networks with budgets beyond NG-PON2 class-E2.