Applications and Technical Issues of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks With Colorless Optical Network Units [Invited]

@article{Iwatsuki2009ApplicationsAT,
  title={Applications and Technical Issues of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks With Colorless Optical Network Units [Invited]},
  author={Katsumi Iwatsuki and J.-i. Kani},
  journal={IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={C17-C24}
}
We review our recent research activities on the applications and technical issues of WDM passive optical networks (WDM-PONs). First, we describe our focus on two candidate applications of WDM-PON: one is a long-reach WDM-PON based on wavelength routing for metro-access integration, and the other is a short-reach WDM-PON for coexistence with current PON systems. We identify that the realization of colorless optical network units (ONUs) is an important technical issue for both applications, and… CONTINUE READING
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