Design Of Passive Optical Network For Hospital Management

  • Poonam Chakraborty
Keywords: PON, BER, Q Factor, OSNR, UDBS


The major characteristics of optical fiber are that data can be transmitted in the form of light with reduced dispersion and attenuation. The aim is to design a passive optical system in hospital environment with reduced noise figure, BER, increased gain and quality factor for effective transmission of data using OptiSystem software. Data considered in this scenario is image (X-ray) and video in the network design. A passive optical network (PON) was designed floor wise and ward wise and the parameters like optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR), gain, noise figure, output signal, BER (Bit Error Rate), Q factor (Quality factor) were checked after successful transmission of data which falls within the expected range. The expected value of quality factor should be greater than 6 and that of BER is 10 -12 for worst case. Thus any value of BER less than the given value is accepted.


[1] A. C. Boucouvalas, “ Challenges in Optical Wireless Communications ”, in Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp 36-39 (2005).
[2] Senior John M, “Optical Fiber Communications: Principles and Practice” 3e, Pearson Education India, 2009.
[3] G. Agarwal, “Fiber – Optics Communications Systems”, 3e, Academic Press, 2002.
[4] Gerd Keiser, “Optical Fiber Communication” 4e, Mc Graw-Hill Education, 2008.
[5] Dr. Shehab. A. Kadhim, Abd Allah. J. Shakir, “System Design and Simulation using (OptiSystem 7.0) for Performance Characterization of the Free Space Optical Communication System”, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 4823- 4831, June 2015.
[6] D. P. Shea and J. E. Mitchell, “A 10 Gb/s 1024-Way Split 100-km Long Reach Optical Access Network”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 685- 693, March 2007
How to Cite
Chakraborty, P. (2018, April 15). Design Of Passive Optical Network For Hospital Management. ASIAN JOURNAL FOR CONVERGENCE IN TECHNOLOGY (AJCT ) -UGC LISTED, 4(I). Retrieved from