The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

SC114 - Passive Optical Networks (PONs) Technologies

Monday, 12 March
08:30 - 12:30

Short Course Level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor:

Yuanqiu Luo; Huawei, USA

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, cable access, wireless xhaul, and the emerging 5G market. This short course explains the guidelines of PON planning/deployment and helps the audience in selecting the suitable technologies and systems. Promising technologies for the future PON evolution 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:

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

  • List the various types of PONs by comparing their features and identifying the motivations and market deployments

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

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

  • Get an insight into the PON network planning and 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:

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, and G.9807.1. She was a Clause Editor of IEEE Standard 802.1AS 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 Principal Engineer in the Optical Access Network Department of Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D, 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 in 2011. 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.
 

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