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A comparison of passive optical network security
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a comparison of the physical security aspects of a time division multiplexed (TDM) passive optical network (PON) and a proposed wavelength hopping passive optical network (WH-PON) is presented. Simulated results of an eavesdropping attempt in both networks are presented. The introduction of a WH-PON will demonstrate how physical layer security can be introduced to a PON architecture through the use of a pair of matched tunable lasers in the optical line terminal (OLT). These matched tunable lasers allow for the creation of a secure point-to-point optical link between the OLT and the end user, without the need for a unique optical transmitter for each end user. The simulation results presented will demonstrate the operation of each PON architecture, as well as the physical immunity to eavesdropping that the WH-PON architecture introduces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7344, Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Security and Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2009, 734403 (13 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818997
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Alan Harris, Univ. of North Florida (United States)
Mouhamad K. Al Akkoumi, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
James J. Sluss, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7344:
Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Security and Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2009
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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