Cost modeling reveals that deployment of fibers with a high stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold in fiber-to-the-home access networks can reduce material and labor expenditures by more than 20%. Theory and measurements of the high stimulated Brillouin scattering fiber are presented to demonstrate its employability.
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Optical Access Networks
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2005
Published: January 4, 2006
Optical Access Networks (2006) Journal of Optical Networking
Mark D. Vaughn, A. Boh Ruffin, Andrey Kobyakov, Andrew Woodfin, Claudio Mazzali, Robert Whitman, Aleksandra Boskovic, Richard E. Wagner, David Kozischek, and David Meis, "Techno-economic study of the value of high stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold single-mode fiber utilization in fiber-to-the-home access networks," J. Opt. Netw. 5, 40-57 (2006)