Optical access networks

  title={Optical access networks},
  author={Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos and Chunming Qiao},
  journal={IEEE Commun. Mag.},
Passive Optical Networks (PONs) are emerging as the ultimate solution for high speed access networks. All-fiber components are ideal for passive optical networks because of many inherent advantages such as low forward and return losses and high power handling capability. This chapter reviews the architecture and optical component technologies used in PON. This chapter also presents the relevance of the research work. 
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