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Performance characterization of PON technologies
Author(s): Alex Vukovic; Michel Savoie; Heng Hua; Khaled Maamoun
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Paper Abstract

The simulation models for a typical PON layout are developed and three major PON technologies are considered. The models support the analysis of various important characteristic parameters, namely: 1) link budget for acceptable losses from splices, attenuation and splitters, 2) link performance characterization based on data (BER, SNR) or video signal quality, and 3) linear and nonlinear fiber effects such as dispersion, PMD, self- and crossmodulation, FWM, etc. Analysis outcomes may be used to optimize the performance of the applied system design including fiber maximum length and type, the need to change some of the optical components (e.g. couplers, splitters, etc.) and digital links bit rate (e.g. 1.2 Gb/s or 2.4 Gb/s) according to the required BER. The simulation models developed enable us with these detailed analyses of PON technologies without the need to build prototypes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67962W (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.778943
Show Author Affiliations
Alex Vukovic, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Michel Savoie, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Heng Hua, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Khaled Maamoun, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007
John Armitage, Editor(s)

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