INVESTIGATION ON HYBRID WDM (DWDM+CWDM) FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Abstract
Free Space Optical (FSO) communication is being realized as an effective solution for future accessing networks, offering light passed through air. The performance of FSO can be primarily degraded by various atmospheric attenuation namely, rain, fog, haze and snow. At present, hybridization of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) with Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) becomes necessary to scale the speed and high bandwidth of the services. In this paper, hybrid WDM system is proposed, designed and the network parameters such as Bit Error Rate (BER), Quality Factor and receiver sensitivity are analyzed with respect to link distance for various weather conditions. For investigation, 4 CWDM and 8 DWDM channels are considered whose corresponding channel spacing is 20nm and 0.8nm, respectively. From the simulation, it is investigated that the average link distance of proposed hybrid WDM-FSO system for DWDM and CWDM system at very clear condition are around 810km and 780km. The proposed hybrid WDM based FSO system is designed to handle the quality of transmission for 12 users, each at a data rate of 2.5Gbps.

Authors
S. Robinson, S. Jasmine, R. Pavithra
Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, India

Keywords
FSO, Hybrid WDM, CWDM, DWDM, BER
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 6 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication :
December 2015

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