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C+L band wavelength division multiplexing access network with distributed-controlled protection architecture
Author(s): Chien Hung Yeh; Chi-Wai Chow
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel distributed-controlled protection architecture for automatic and fast network restoration in wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (WDM-PON). The proposed scheme can support both C and L bands. Besides, duplication of network equipments, such as optical networking unit (ONU) or optical line terminal, is not required. In this distributed-controlled system, each ONU can always keep track of the network status. Hence, this can facilitate the network manage by removing the work loads from the central office. Besides, the proposed scheme can tolerate simultaneous fiber cuts in the feeder and distributed fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(12) 125006 doi: 10.1117/1.3658759
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Chien Hung Yeh, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Chi-Wai Chow, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

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