An Efficient Evolution Method From TDM-PON to Next-Generation PON

Ki-Man Choi, Sang-Mook Lee, Min-Hwan Kim, Chang-Hee Lee
2007 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
An efficient evolution method from a time-divisionmultiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON) is proposed and demonstrated for a next-generation PON. A single-type three-port wavelength band combiner/splitter enables a simple and efficient evolution of TDM-PON maintaining the current PON infrastructure and wavelength plan. The crosstalk between the TDM-PON and next-generation PON is negligibly small. Index Terms-Time-division-multiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON), wavelength band
more » ... biner/splitter, wavelength-division-multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON), wavelength-locked Fabry-Pérot laser diode (F-P LD).
doi:10.1109/lpt.2007.894958 fatcat:jickhsl2zrawve2uskpwoum3iu