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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: Keren Bergman and Vincent Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: A143–A159

High-Bit-Rate Dynamically Reconfigurable WDM-TDM Access Network

P. J. Urban, B. Huiszoon, R. Roy, M. M. de Laat, F. M. Huijskens, E. J. Klein, G. D. Khoe, A. M. Koonen, and H. de Waardt  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. A143-A159 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.1.00A143


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Abstract

The intensification of traffic in the access network requires the development of novel architectural solutions for a reconfigurable network topology and components based on optical technologies. We present a hybrid ring-shaped wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-time division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical network (PON) that is capable of providing bandwidth on demand at high bit rates in a transparent and dynamic manner. Our cost-efficient and scalable network architecture is based on integratable components such as a wavelength-agile optical networking unit and a microring-resonator-based remote node. An appropriately modified control layer is introduced to manage the network. We also discuss the implementation of optical codes instead of time slots to take the step toward optical code division multiplexing (OCDM) WDM PONs that relieve the network of strict time scheduling of traffic and ranging. Therefore, an additional reduction of complexity in network management, improvement of network scalability, and a guarantee of fully symmetric traffic are foreseen for every user. Finally, we show a scenario for smooth migration from existing PON solutions to our WDM-TDM PON architecture.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4258) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network topology
(060.4264) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength assignment
(060.4265) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength routing
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Networks for the Future Internet

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Virtual Issues
Optical Networks for the Future Internet (2009) Journal of Optical Networking

Citation
P. J. Urban, B. Huiszoon, R. Roy, M. M. de Laat, F. M. Huijskens, E. J. Klein, G. D. Khoe, A. M. Koonen, and H. de Waardt, "High-Bit-Rate Dynamically Reconfigurable WDM-TDM Access Network," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, A143-A159 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-1-2-A143


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