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Broadband optical access: components for passive optical networks (overview)
Author(s): Djafar K. Mynbaev
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Paper Abstract

The need for broadband access is well appreciated by the telecommunications industry, and many types of broadband-access networks have been built. It is widely accepted that wired optical networks is a most promising solution to the broadband-access problem. This paper focuses on passive optical networks (PONs) because PON is a major technology today. We concentrate on the components of PONs. After brief survey of the principle of PON operation, architectures, topologies, protocols and standards, we turn our attention to the PON physical layer. We analyze the structure and elements of PON components and discuss their technical characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6012, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking IV, 60120Q (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630076
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Djafar K. Mynbaev, New York City College of Technology/CUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6012:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking IV
Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Benjamin B. Dingel, Editor(s)

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