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Fiber-wireless networks incorporating wavelength division multiplexing
Author(s): Christina Lim; Masuduzzaman Bakaul; Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas; Dalma Novak; Rod Waterhouse
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Paper Abstract

Broadband wireless access operating in the microwave and millimeter-wave frequency windows has been actively investigated for future ultra broadband communications. The drastic increase in the throughout of each base station in these systems necessitates the use of an optical fiber backbone to provide broadband interconnections between the central office and all the antenna base stations. With such a network layout, significant reduction of the antenna base station complexity can be achieved by moving the routing, switching and processing functionalities to the central office. By taking advantage of optical networking techniques such as wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), the total capacity of the hybrid fiber-wireless network can be greatly enhanced and efficient optical fiber architectures can be realized. In this paper we present an overview of the research that has been carried out in fiber-wireless networks incorporating WDM, with a particular focus on the optical interfaces in such networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 63541X (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691119
Show Author Affiliations
Christina Lim, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Masuduzzaman Bakaul, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Dalma Novak, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Pharad, LLC (United States)
Rod Waterhouse, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Pharad, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6354:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Yong Hyub Won; Gee-Kung Chang; Ken-ichi Sato; Jian Wu, Editor(s)

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