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Modeling the response of different WDM PON architectures to varying traffic load
Author(s): John M. Senior; Michael R. Handley; M. S. Leeson; Andrew J. Phillips; Peter Ball; Ian Wright
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of wavelength division multiplexing into the access network is a potentially attractive alternative upgrade strategy to increasing the bit rate of passive optical networks (PON). A number of different methods have been proposed to implement a multi-wavelength PON and hence a careful assignment needs to be made of the most cost effective, both in the short term and for future increases in capacity. One key issue is the use of dynamic allocation of wavelengths, which allows the reconfiguration of the network in response to network demand. A model has been produced to simulate demand patterns on a PON, in order to quantify the benefits of dynamic assignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360395
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Senior, Univ. of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
Michael R. Handley, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. S. Leeson, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter Ball, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ian Wright, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3843:
All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao; Sudhir Dixit, Editor(s)

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