Adaptive power distribution in optical access network

Rong Zheng*, Daryoush Habibi, Kamran Eshraghian

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the increasing demand on the access network in local and residential areas, there is a growing need for more scalable and dynamic optical access network architectures. In this paper, variable optical splitter is utilized in the optical access network as branching device. By changing the number of branches at the variable optical splitter or tuning the optical power distribution between these branches, a more flexible architecture can be realized. This will enable more customers to access the network flexibly and dynamically. It also has the added advantage that it can provide link protection for the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Technology, and Packaging
EditorsChennupati Jagadish, Kent D. Choquette, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Brett D. Nener, Keith A. Nugent
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 200312 Dec 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferencePhotonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging
CityPerth, WA


  • Optical access network
  • Variable optical splitter

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