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A wavelength-division multiplexed passive optical network with cost-shared components

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11 Author(s)
Frigo, N.J. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Iannone, P.P. ; Magill, P.D. ; Darcie, T.E.
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We demonstrate a passive optical network (PON), based on a wavelength-division multiplexing router, with modulators (instead of lasers) at the subscriber terminals. A single, cost-shared, tunable laser is time-division multiplexed to provide bidirectional switched WDM services for N subscribers with independent formats and bit-rates for each. Simultaneous support of telephony and compressed digital video are presented in which RF subcarrier multiplexing is used to provide service segregation and resolve upstream packet contention.<>

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 1994

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