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Design of Optical Access Systems using Computer Modeling

André Richter1, Hadrien Louchet1, Igor Koltchanov1, and James D. Farina2
1. VPIphotonics (a division of VPIsystems), Berlin, Germany
2. VPIsystems, Holmdel, USA

Abstract— We present numerical techniques that allowefficient modeling of the transport of broadband servicesover fiber-optic links in access networks using varioustechnologies. Application examples of Hybrid Fiber Coax(HFC), Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) systems and 10-Gb/sEthernet transport over multimode fiber are provided todemonstrate the value of simulation during the R&D anddeployment phases of product introduction.

Index Terms— Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC), Radio over Fiber(RoF), 10-Gb/s Ethernet, broadband access, Self PhaseModulation (SPM), Rayleigh backscattering (RBS),Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS).

Cite: André Richter, Hadrien Louchet, Igor Koltchanov, and James D. Farina, "Design of Optical Access Systems using Computer Modeling," Journal of Communications, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 39-44, 2007.