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An introduction to PON technologies [Topics in Optical Communications]

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Passive optical networks are the most important class of fiber access systems in the world today. This article first reviews the reasons why the PON as a general architecture is so important. We then outline in some depth the technologies used to implement this architecture, including the G-PON and E-PON systems being deployed today, and the advanced PON systems that provide the evolution path to ever higher bandwidths

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 3 )