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Planning tools for the optical access network
Author(s): John M. Senior; D. E. Asumu; L. Bickers; T. Finegan
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Paper Abstract

A software package is described which has been developed to assist in the process of both design and planning associated with passive optical access networks. The package constitutes a set of basic tools which enable the complete characterization of a number of key technical parameters of optical access networks. The optical networks which can be configured and analyzed using the package are specified visually on a design location and can adopt any topology. Hence a completely general interconnection of nodes and links is permitted. Furthermore an optical access network consisting of several independent networks can also be analyzed. The analytical output of the package consists of a complete spectral power budget specification along any path in the network, the optical return losses on any path, an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) display, and the spectral dependence of both the power budget and the return loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1974, Transport Technologies for Broadband Optical Access Networks, (4 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161518
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. E. Asumu, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
L. Bickers, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)
T. Finegan, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1974:
Transport Technologies for Broadband Optical Access Networks

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