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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Dec. 6, 2005
  • pp: 807–828

Optical wireless communication networks for first- and last-mile broadband access [Invited]

Qingchong Liu, Chunming Qiao, Gregory Mitchell, and Stuart Stanton  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 807-828 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.4.000807


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Abstract

Feature Issue on Optical Access Networks (OAN)

We review the progress in optical wireless communication networks for first- and last-mile broadband access. The link budget is discussed. Modulation and coding are studied to deal with the atmospheric turbulence channel. Topics related to efficient topology design, survivable routing, and dynamic reconfiguration algorithms are discussed. It is shown that optical wireless communication networks have great potential to provide enough bandwidth for first-mile broadband applications. However, major challenges need to be overcome in pointing and acquisition, coding, and network design to make optical wireless networks more popular with customers.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Optical Access Networks

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2005
Published: December 6, 2005

Virtual Issues
Optical Access Networks (2006) Journal of Optical Networking

Citation
Qingchong Liu, Chunming Qiao, Gregory Mitchell, and Stuart Stanton, "Optical wireless communication networks for first- and last-mile broadband access [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 807-828 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-4-12-807

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