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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 565–570

Self-Restorable WDM-PON With a Color-Free Optical Source

Joon-Young Kim, Sil-Gu Mun, Hoon-Keun Lee, and Chang-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 565-570 (2009)

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We propose and demonstrate a self-restorable wavelength-division-multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON) with a color-free optical source. When the distribution and feeder fiber links are broken, we can successfully recover the network by using optical switches and/or Ethernet switches. If the fault monitors detect the failures, optical switches change the transmission path and the failures are recovered within 10 ms . If we use only Ethernet switches, we can also protect the transmission path failure with the help of the link aggregation control protocol.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.4261) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, protection and restoration

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2009
Published: October 28, 2009

Joon-Young Kim, Sil-Gu Mun, Hoon-Keun Lee, and Chang-Hee Lee, "Self-Restorable WDM-PON With a Color-Free Optical Source," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, 565-570 (2009)

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