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Upgrading SuperPON: next step for future broadband access networks
Author(s): John M. Senior; Andrew J. Phillips; Mark S. Leeson; R. Johnson; M. Oskar van Deventer; Peter J. M. Peters; Ingrid Van de Voorde
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Paper Abstract

An enhanced multistage optically amplified passive optical network (PON) known as SuperPON is presently being investigated by the ACTS-PLANET consortium as a possible future solution for broadband access networks. As it is extremely probable that user bandwidth requirements will continue to increase substantially in the short to medium term it is highly pertinent to consider the upgradeability of SuperPON topologies. In this paper capacity upgrades in the wavelength, space and time domains for both the downstream and upstream directions are discussed with reference to a particular basic SuperPON.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2919, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256358
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark S. Leeson, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Johnson, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Oskar van Deventer, Royal PTT Nederland (Netherlands)
Peter J. M. Peters, Royal PTT Nederland (Netherlands)
Ingrid Van de Voorde, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2919:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II
Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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