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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2013, Article ID 219271, 6 pages
Research Article

A Viable Passive Optical Network Design for Ultrahigh Definition TV Distribution

Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communication, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 10 Xitucheng Road, Beijing 100876, China

Received 30 January 2013; Revised 15 April 2013; Accepted 22 April 2013

Academic Editor: Jung Huang

Copyright © 2013 Shahab Ahmad Niazi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently standardized ultrahigh definition television (UHD-TV) with a resolution 16 times more than the current high definition TV. An increase in the efficiency of video source coding or in the capacity of transmission channels will be needed to deliver such programs by passive optical network (PON). In this paper, a high capacity integrated PON infrastructure is proposed to overlay ultrahigh definition television by a complete passive coexistence of 10G-PON (XG-PON) and single carrier directly modulated, duo-binary 40G-PON (XLG-PON) signal. The simulation results show error-free transmission performance and further distribution to 32 optical network units (ONUs) on broadcast basis with negligible power penalty over 20 km of bidirectional standard single mode fiber.