New passive optical network architectures for fiber-to-the-desk application

Igor Radovanovic, Wim van Etten, W.A.M. Beuwer

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We propose new network architectues that will compet with the existing copper based local area networks in overall cost and still offer a better prformance: less downtime, lower mantenance cost, extended geometrical spans and larger headroom for future capacity increase. Presented passive fiber optic network topologies represent a novel approach in fiber-t-the-desk applications. In the proposed architectures the generally accepted standard for LAN, namely Fast Ethernet is used in order to provide cheaper implementation of the networks. Moreover, an architecture is presented based on ATM which is supposed to be the future protocol for LAN's.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter
EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, J.H. Besten
Place of PublicationDelft, the Netherlands
PublisherDelft University of Technology
ISBN (Print)9789090142609
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000 - University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Oct 200030 Oct 2000

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PublisherDelft University


ConferenceIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000


  • IR-58180

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