We review the concept of PON coexistence, which facilitates upgrading existing networks. The existing coexistence mechanisms are compared, but found wanting in some respects. A novel scheme with a superior combination of properties is proposed.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4258) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network topology
F. J. Effenberger and H. Lin, "Backward Compatible Coexistence of PON Systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NThC1.
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