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Optical access: networks and components (overview)
Author(s): Djafar K. Mynbaev
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Paper Abstract

The exponential gtowth of traffic delivered to an individual customer both for business and personal needs puts tremendous pressure on the telecommunications networks. Because the development of the long-haul and metro networks has advanced rapidly and their capacity much eceeds demand, tremendous pressure now falls in the local networks to provide customers with access to the global telecom infrastructure. Building a broadband access network enabling fast delivery of high-volume traffic is the current task of network operators. A brief review of broadband access networks brings us to the conclusion that only wired optical networks can serve as an immediate and future solution to the "last-mile" problem. After discussin goptical access network classification, we focus mainly on passive optical networks (PON) because PON is a major technology today. From the network standpoint, we discuss the principle of PON operation, architectures, topologies, protocols and standards, design issues, and network management and services. We also discuss the main problems with PON and the use of WDM technology. From the hardware standpoint, we consider both active and passive components. We analyze the structure and elements of these components, including their technical characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5598, Performance, Quality of Service, and Control of Next-Generation Communication Networks II, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.571570
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Djafar K. Mynbaev, CUNY/New York City College of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5598:
Performance, Quality of Service, and Control of Next-Generation Communication Networks II
Frank Huebner; Robert D. van der Mei, Editor(s)

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