Questions tagged [passive-optical-network]

Passive Optical Networks (PONs) typically use long-range singlemode fiber to reduce or eliminate intermediate powered switches - this collapses the network into many connections to a single switch stack, and can eliminate the need for power and cooling of network closets, which become patchbays (no active electronics - thus, passive.)

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Questions regarding incoming packets at optical splitter from optical line terminator (OLT)

I am currently studying the textbook Computer Networking -- A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition) by Kurose and Ross. In a chapter on Home Access: DSL, Cable, FTTH, Dial-Up, and Satellite, the authors say ...
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GPON upstream frames capture

How capture GPON upstream traffic ? Some professional tools exist: GPON doctor, GPON Xpert, displaying the GPON frames, etc, but is it possible to perform this task without using these tools ? My ...
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Get the raw binary stream from an optical fiber

How get the raw binary stream from a fiber ? Assuming we have a SFP (ethernet, FC, GPON, other), this transceiver is not protocol independant, and will treat and interpret the binary stream received ...
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what is pump conversion efficiency?

I am reading an article about Optical Fiber amplifier and i saw the term pump conversion efficiency. Do you know what this mean ? I have seen on the internet that energy conversion efficiency is the ...
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What is the meaning of the CS and EE abbreviations in these sentences?

They are from Tanenbaum network book: In CS: Bandwidth is the capacity of the media in bits/sec In EE: Bandwidth is the width of the frequency band, measured in Hz
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Does a 1xN PON fiber splitter always “utilize” all N outputs?

If I'm using a 1x32 PLC fiber splitter, and attenuation is 15.05 dB, will the beam coming in always split 1x32 and each strand will have the same attenuation whether I'm using 1 of the 32 or all of ...
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Bi Directional Visible Light Communication

I was trying to understand one the research paper form IEEE, on Bidirectional Visible Light Communication, but I am unable to understand one of its Block diagram. I am sharing his block diagram, ...
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Need an estimate of the max power density

Here is an image of a 1x64 fiber optic splitter/combiner: I am assuming these are plastic/polymer fibers. A very similar box (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SC-UPC-1x32-Fiber-Optic-Splitter-PLC-Splitter-...