Design and cost performance of the multistage WDM-PON access networks

  title={Design and cost performance of the multistage WDM-PON access networks},
  author={Guido Maier and M. Martinelli and Achille Pattavina and Elio Salvadori},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
The advantages of employing passive optical architectures in the access network have been largely recognized. Particularly, recent developments in optical technologies have made the realization of wavelength division multiplexing passive optical networks (WDM PONs) feasible and cost-effective. These networks are more future-proof than conventional PONs, thanks to their intrinsic optical transparency and their extremely high transmission capacity. A very useful optical routing device, called… CONTINUE READING
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