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Building cost-effective networks for the home market, using programmable splitters and flexible PONs
Author(s): Abe Queller
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Paper Abstract

PONs are gaining popularity in areas with high population density. Extensive deployment of fiber plant, along with the introduction of cost effective network devices promise ample of affordable bandwidth to the home and the premise. The distribution network is typically organized as tree architecture and utilizes simple optical splitters. The use of fixed splitters results, however, in a rigid topology, incapable of changes or expansion to meet the needs of demographic changes. A new breed of splitters, based on Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology, allows service providers to programmatically change the split rations. This feature facilitates a phased build-out of the PON network or changes to the network topology. This article describes the underlying technology for these programmable splitters and explains how they can add flexibility to PON networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5626, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.577233
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Abe Queller, Lynx Photonic Networks (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5626:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II
S. J. Ben Yoo; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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