• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

SC114 - Technologies and Applications for Passive Optical Networks (PONs)

Monday, 07 March
13:30 - 16:30 (Pacific Time (US & Canada), UTC - 08:00)

Short Course Level: Advanced Beginner


Yuanqiu Luo, Futurewei, USA​

This short course will be held in person only at the San Diego Convention Center. Please check your email for information on the location where this short course will be held. If you need assistance please visit the Info Desk by registration.
Short Course Description:

This short course starts with introducing the architectures of passive optical networks (PONs). It reviews the various types of PONs by identifying the major features and market deployments. The audience will have insight into the key enabling technologies and their advantages and limitations. They will also understand various PON applications in telecom, wireless xhaul, and the emerging 5G market. This short course explains the guidelines of PON deployment and helps the audience in selecting the suitable technologies and systems. Promising technologies for the future PON evaluation are also discussed to provide R&D directions. This short course will help graduate students to see how their background and education can fit into the large domain of broadband access. Network engineers and product designers will better understand the PON technologies and applications. Researchers will gain insight into the challenges and promising solutions.

Short Course Benefits:

This course should enable you to:

  • Introduce the architectures and benefits of passive optical networks (PONs)

  • Explain the key technologies to enable PONs and summarize the advantages and limitations

  • Compare the various types of PONs by describing their features and identifying the motivations and market deployments

  • Discuss the PON applications in telecom, wireless front/mid/back-haul, and emerging markets such as 5G

  • Get an insight into the PON network deployment

  • Explore the future PON evolution and identify the promising technologies



Short Course Audience:

This advanced beginner course is intended for a diverse audience including researchers, engineers, and graduate students. Some basic knowledge of optical networks will help in better understanding the course but is not a prerequisite.

Instructor Biography:

Dr. Yuanqiu Luo has been heavily involved in the R&D effort of optical access networks for more than 15 years. She is an Editor and key technical contributor of PON standards such as ITU-T Recommendations G.987.3, G.989.2, G.9802, G.9807.1, and G.hsp.comTC. She is the Editor of IEEE Standard 802.3cp on highspeed bidirectional Ethernet. She also edited IEEE Standard 802.1AS Clause 13 on PON time synchronization. Her major projects include the first XG-PON trial with Verizon, PON as wireless xhaul, and the first NG-PON2 prototype system. She is currently a Director of Optical Access Standards in Futurewei Technologies, USA.

She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA. She authors more than 60 publications. Dr. Luo holds more than 30 patents. She was honored with an IEEE Standards Award. Dr. Luo is an IEEE Senior Member. She serves the research community as an editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and an editor of Springer Photonic Network Communications.