Active and Passive Optical Networks

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Fiber optics uses light signals to transmit data. As this data moves across a fiber, there needs to be a way to separate it so that it gets to the proper destination. There are two important types of systems that make fiber-to-the-home broadband connections possible

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NotesActive And Passive Optical NetworksFiber OpticsNotes:Active and Passive Optical NetworksFiber optics uses light signals to transmit data. As this data moves across a fiber, there needs to be a way to separate it so that it gets to the proper destination. There are two important types of systems that make fiber-to-the-home broadband connections possible. These are active optical networks and passive optical networks. Each offers ways to separate data and route it to the proper place, and each has advantages and disadvantages as compared to the other [source: Ftth Council]. An activ

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