Document Type : Original Article
Egyptian Armed Forces.
Electrical Engineering Dept., FUE, Cairo, Egypt.
A comparison study of passive Optical Networks (PONs) and Active Optical Networks (AONs) had been presented. Powerful software design tool “OptiSystem” was used to perform this study. This comparison was based in terms of power
consumption, communication distance, Q-factor, and bit error rate (BER) for each network system.