Date Added: May 2013
In this ambience groovy world where the bandwidth requirements has increased a lot to support wide range of applications such as HD television, video calling etc. it becomes necessary to introduce PON's. PON uses passive components to provide high data rate services to the end user,. Major components of PONs are Optical Line Terminal (OLT) Central Office (CO), Remote Node (RE), and Optical Network Unit (ONU). Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) has greatly helped in overcoming the propagation loses which are of biggest concern for next generation Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)/Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) Passive Optical Network (PON). So in this paper, the authors analyze the performance of WDM/TDM PON with different pumping schemes in terms of BER, Gain and noise figure.