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Adaptive power distribution in an optical access network
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Paper Abstract

With the increasing demand on the access network in the local and residential areas, there is a growing need for more scalable and dynamic optical access network architectures. In this paper, variable optical splitter is utilized in the optical access network as branching device. By changing the number of branches at the variable optical splitter or tuning the optical power distribution between these branches, a more flexible architecture can be realized. This will enable more customers to access the network flexibly and dynamically. It also has the added advantage that it can provide link protection for the network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5277, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging, (25 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.522257
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Rong Zheng, Edith Cowan Univ. (Australia)
Daryoush Habibi, Edith Cowan Univ. (Australia)
Kamran Eshraghian, Edith Cowan Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5277:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging
Chennupati Jagadish; Kent D. Choquette; Benjamin J. Eggleton; Brett D. Nener; Keith A. Nugent, Editor(s)

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