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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26196–26205

Strategies for P2P connectivity in reconfigurable converged wired/wireless access networks

Gustavo Puerto, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26196-26205 (2010)

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This paper presents different strategies to define the architecture of a Radio-Over-Fiber (RoF) Access networks enabling Peer-to-Peer (P2P) functionalities. The architectures fully exploit the flexibility of a wavelength router based on the feedback configuration of an Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) and an optical switch to broadcast P2P services among diverse infrastructures featuring dynamic channel allocation and enabling an optical platform for 3G and beyond wireless backhaul requirements. The first architecture incorporates a tunable laser to generate a dedicated wavelength for P2P purposes and the second architecture takes advantage of reused wavelengths to enable the P2P connectivity among Optical Network Units (ONUs) or Base Stations (BS). While these two approaches allow the P2P connectivity in a one at a time basis (1:1), the third architecture enables the broadcasting of P2P sessions among different ONUs or BSs at the same time (1:M). Experimental assessment of the proposed architecture shows approximately 0.6% Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) degradation for wireless services and 1 dB penalty in average for 1x10−12 Bit Error Rate (BER) for wired baseband services.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4265) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength routing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Gustavo Puerto, José Mora, Beatriz Ortega, and José Capmany, "Strategies for P2P connectivity in reconfigurable converged wired/wireless access networks," Opt. Express 18, 26196-26205 (2010)

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