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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 289–295

A Novel Wavelength Hopping Passive Optical Network (WH-PON) for Provision of Enhanced Physical Security

Alan Harris, David R. Jones, Keith H. Horbatuck, and Andres Sierra  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 289-295 (2012)

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A novel secure wavelength hopping passive optical network (WH-PON) is presented in which physical layer security is introduced to the access network. The WH-PON design uses a pair of matched tunable lasers in the optical line terminal to create a time division multiplexed signal in which each data frame is transmitted at a unique wavelength. The transmission results for a 32-channel WH-PON operating at a data rate of 2.5 Gb/s are presented in this paper. The inherent security of the WH-PON design is verified through an attempted cross-channel eavesdropping attempt at an optical network unit. The results presented verify that the WH-PON provides secure broadband service in the access network.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4265) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength routing

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2012
Published: February 29, 2012

Alan Harris, David R. Jones, Keith H. Horbatuck, and Andres Sierra, "A Novel Wavelength Hopping Passive Optical Network (WH-PON) for Provision of Enhanced Physical Security," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 289-295 (2012)

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