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Evolution of the optical access network and the related technical issues
Author(s): Gert Van Der Plas; Ingrid Van de Voorde
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Paper Abstract

Currently, the developed bi-directional broadband Passive Optical Networks (PONs) have a maximum splitting factor around 32 and a range less than 20 km. Due to the expected switching node consolidation the access network will have to cover a wider range. An access network based on a cascade of PONs is proposed. Optical transmission is supported by the introduction of optical amplifiers, offering the advantage of transparency. In this paper, the technological issues to realize a high split, wide range PON are discussed. Main focus is on the realization of a node amplifying a burst mode signal, and the reliability and upgradeability of such networks.

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Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227841
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Gert Van Der Plas, Alcatel Corporate Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Ingrid Van de Voorde, Alcatel Corporate Research Ctr. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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