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Passive Optical Networks

Principles and Practice

Passive optical network (PON) technologies have become an important broadband access technology as a result of the growing demand for bandwidth-hungry video-on-demand applications. Written by the leading researchers and industry experts in the field, this book provides coherent coverage of networking technologies, fiber optic transmission technologies, as well as the electronics involved in PON system development.Features:* An in-depth overview of PON technologies and the potential applications that they enable* Comprehensive review of all major PON standards and architecture evolutions, as well as their pros and cons* Balanced coverage of recent research findings with economic and engineering considerations* Presents system issues of protocols, performance, management and protection* Extensive references to standards and research materials for further studiesThis book provides an authoritative overview of PON technologies and system requirements and is ideal for engineers and managers in industry, university researchers, and graduate students.

Engineers of PON system vendors and service providers; Researchers and graduate students; Optoelectronic component vendors; Managers and executives working with PON technologies

Hardbound, 368 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-373853-0


  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: PON Architectures ReviewChapter 3: Optical Technologies in Passive Optical Access NetworksChapter 4: Transceivers for Passive Optical NetworksChapter 5: Ranging and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Chapter 6: Protection Architectures for Passive Optical Networks Chapter 7: Optical Characterization, Diagnosis and Performance Monitoring for PON Appendix I: G-PON PMD CharacteristicsAppendix II: EPON MPCPDU Formats


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