Reducing the Optical Component Cost for Future Fibre Access

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Smith, David W. (CIP Technologies, Adastral park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RE, UK)

Next generation fibre access will require components with performance comparable to today’s long-haul DWDM but at GPON prices. This paper outlines the role of “colourless” technology and photonic integration in helping meet this challenge.