The capacity of existing AONs (active optical networks) is becoming insufficient. Considering the different characteristics of legacy AONs - point-to-point and active star - this paper proposes and analyzes several migration paths toward next-generation optical access (NGOA) networks.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.9.000327

Authors:

P. J. Urban, Ericsson Research; K. Wang, L. Wosinka, J. Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; C. Masmachuca, Technical University of Munich, Munchen, Germany; A. Gavler, K. Brunnström, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Stockholm, Sweden

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Published in April 2017 at IEEE /OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (Volume: 9, Issue: 4)

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