Ethernet Based Passive Optical Local Area Networks for Fiber-to-the-Desk Application

Igor Radovanovic, Wim van Etten, Hennie Freriks

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    We introduce optical local-area network (LAN) architectures based on multimode optical fiber and components, short wavelength lasers and detectors, and the widely used fast Ethernet protocol. These architectures are designed to lower the costs associated with passive optical LAN implementation. Further reduction in overall cost is achieved through decreased network downtime, lower maintenance cost, extended geometrical spans, and larger headroom for future capacity increase. These optically transparent networks represent a novel approach for implementing fiber-to-the-desk.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)2534-2545
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of lightwave technology
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • METIS-213751
    • fast Ethernet
    • fiber-to-the-desk
    • embedded clock transport
    • passive optical local-area networks
    • Collision detection
    • IR-45975

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