Execution Simulation Design of Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Device Ingress Networks using GPON with FBG based on OptiSystem


  • Arafat Abdallah Shabaneh Department of Telecommunication Technology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University–Kadoorie (PTUK), Tulkarm, Palestine http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7185-2310
  • Masa Loai Melhem Department of Telecommunication Technology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University–Kadoorie (PTUK), Tulkarm, Palestine


Consumers require high-speed data transmission for different activities, such as smartphone usage, live broadcasting of news, and video conferencing. Therefore, a reliable communication network is needed to provide this kind of service to users. Fiber to the home (FTTH) is an optical fiber architecture that uses fiber cables in the access network for direct and final connection to homes or offices of customers. Networks based on FTTH can offer high performance, speed, and quality. An optical fiber communication system based on FTTH device ingress network using gigabit passive optical networks (GPONs) with fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and optical amplifier is designed and analyzed in this study. The developed design based on the FTTH device and FBG shows a low bit error rate (BER) for downstream and upstream configurations with an optical fiber length of 20 km. Downstream and upstream configurations achieve a Q-factor of 89.5 and 181.3, respectively. Achievable sensitivity of the developed system is −28 dBm, while the received signal based on OptiSystem is −25.59 dBm. FTTH with FBG will play a major role in the future and provide effective solutions for a wide variety of applications in network communication systems and data transmission rates.

Author Biography

Arafat Abdallah Shabaneh, Department of Telecommunication Technology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University–Kadoorie (PTUK), Tulkarm, Palestine

Arafat A. A. Shabaneh is currently a lecturer at the Department of Communication Technology, College of Engineering and Technology, Ţūlkarm, Palestine. In 2015, he completed his Ph.D. degree at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, in the area of optical sensors based on nanometers. Furthermore, the previous experience as a research team lead was at the Centre of Excellence for Wireless and Photonic Network, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The research interests are optical sensors, optical communication systems, and nanotechnology.


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Optoelectronics, Photonics, Laser Technology