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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard Barry
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2002
  • pp: 270–279

Gigabit-access-link feasibility considerations for optical Ethernet

Lisa Peng and Robert Carlisle  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 270-279 (2002)


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Abstract

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Ethernet in the First Mile task force, IEEE 802.3ah, is concentrating on a standard aimed at making optical access affordable and ubiquitous. Subscribers will be able to get 1-Gbit/s bidirectional capacity to the central offices. This gigabit passive-optical-network (PON) system implies the use of low-cost optoelectronics and standard single-mode fibers. Historically, dispersion of single-mode fibers in these systems has not been an issue, because of the relatively low data rates and limited distance. However, for optical Ethernet access, distances up to 20 km and extended temperature ranges are being considered. Therefore there are now system limitations resulting from various dispersion penalties. Here we explore the fundamental issues of dispersion and its effect on the access network from a statistical point of view.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

ToC Category:
FOCUS: Optical Ethernet

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2002
Published: August 2, 2002

Citation
Lisa Peng and Robert Carlisle, "Gigabit-access-link feasibility considerations for optical Ethernet," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 270-279 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-1-8-270

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