Title: Design and cost performance of WDM PONs for multi-wavelength users

Authors: Jurgen Schussmann, Thomas Schirl

Addresses: Department of Telematics/Network Engineering, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Primoschgasse 8, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria. ' Department of Telematics/Network Engineering, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Primoschgasse 8, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

Abstract: In many research labs, WDM PON access networks are considered as the next generation optical access. WDM PONs are more adaptable to future technologies than conventional PONs due to their high transmission capacity and their optical transparency. An elementary design concept is the paradigm that defines at least one wavelength for each user. A design tool is presented to analyse all technologically feasible WDM PON architectures and the cost performance based on an optical routing device, the waveguide grating router.

Keywords: communication networks; passive optical networks; WDM; wavelength division multiplexed PONs; optical routing; waveguide grating router.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2009.022334

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2009 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.237 - 259

Available online: 01 Jan 2009 *

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