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The path towards Terabit/s PONs: Enabling multi Gbit/s data rate services

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  • Organisers

    Fabienne Saliou, Orange, France
    Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Robert Borkowski, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • Subcommittee

    SC8 – Access, Indoor & Short-Reach for Data Centres and Mobile Networks

  • Day & Time

    18.09.2022, 14:00 – 17:30

  • Location

    Room Samarkand/Osaka

  • Description

    It is anticipated that new use cases will become the main drivers behind the need for emerging PON technologies. Applications such as mobile front haul (MFH) and mobile back haul (MBH) for 5G and future 6G networks will require PONs with capacities well beyond those outlined in the ITU recommendation on Higher Speed PONs. The conventional IM/DD approach based on NRZ is already close to its limits in terms of launch power levels or receiver sensitivity, motivating research into new directions in order to reach network throughput beyond 50 Gbit/s per wavelength. The workshop covers these topics with two sessions of presentations. The first session will discuss solutions to further scale throughput and improve operational aspects using existing IM/DD approaches. The latest recommendations for Higher Speed PON will be presented covering 50G upstream challenges and limitations, as well as TWDM evolution and use cases. In addition, the evolution of IM/DD PON systems will be discussed including: how to bring flexibility in PONs, DSP energy consumption considerations and possible developments in advanced DSP. Insights on future PONs based on new transceiver architectures will be presented in the second session, which will explore advances at the device and sub-system level that are required to increase PON capacity to beyond 100 Gbit/s per wavelength. The discussion will also consider how technologies developed for data centre and metropolitan networks (integrated photonics, coherent transmission, multi-carrier systems, DSP, etc.,) can be adapted for PON applications.

  • Programme

    Session 1 (90 min, 12 min per speaker + 30 min discussion)
    What’s Going on with Higher Speed PON Standards in ITU-T?, Derek Nesset, Huawei Technologies, Germany
    NG-PON2: Lighting the FiOSJun Shan Wey, Verizon, USA
    Flexibility in PON - enabler for new use casesRene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
    Energy-efficient DSP for High Speed PONsLilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Advanced DSP for IM/DD PONTom Wettlin, Kiel University, Germany

    Coffee Break (30 min)

    Session 2 (90 min, 12 min per speaker + 30 min discussion)
    Will Coherent Optics Change the Game of Future PON Market?, Zhensheng Jia, Cable Labs, USA
    Transceiver Options for High Speed Coherent PONSeb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK
    Analog Coherent Receiver Architectures for PONs/Access Networks, Aaron Maharry, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    Device integration for NGPONChristopher Doerr, Aloe Semiconductor, USA
    100G+ PON is here – FDM enables continued capacity growth over existing fiber infrastructuresAntonio Napoli, Infinera, Germany