Passive Optical Networks

Passive Optical Networks

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The objective of this chapter is to provide an in-depth discussion of PON, the basic principles, design, advantages, and disadvantages of this new emerging broadband technology. As part of the objectives of this chapter, the authors discuss the security and the key standard issues facing the PONs.

Chapter Contents:

  • 12.1 Basic Operational Principles of PON
  • 12.2 The Various Types of PON Architectures
  • 12.2.1 APON - ATM PON Architecture
  • 12.2.2 BPON - Broadband PON Architecture
  • 12.2.3 EPON - Ethernet-Based PON Architecture
  • 12.2.4 GPON - Gigabit PON Architecture
  • 12.2.5 WDM-PON Architecture
  • 12.3 Comparative Analysis of PON Technologies and Architectures
  • 12.4 Advantages of TDM PON
  • 12.5 Disadvantages of TDM PON
  • 12.6 Advantages of WDM PON
  • 12.7 PON Security Issues
  • 12.7.1 Possible Security Enhancements in PON
  • 12.8 Passive Optical Network Standards
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Problems

Inspec keywords: passive optical networks; telecommunication security; broadband networks

Other keywords: broadband technologybroadband; passive optical networks; telecommunication security

Subjects: Subscriber loops; Optical fibre networks

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