Media access control and resource allocation in WDM PON

Nirwan Ansari, Jingjing Zhang

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By taking advantage of the huge bandwidth provision of wavelength channels, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) passive optical network (PON) has become a promising future-proof access network technology to meet the rapidly increasing traffic demands resulted from the popularization of Internet and sprouting of bandwidth-demanding applications [7, 126]. In WDM PON, a number of wavelengths are used to provision bandwidth to ONUs in both upstream and downstream, rather than sharing a single wavelength in each stream in TDM PON. Since ONUs may share the usage of a number of wavelengths, a MAC layer control protocol is needed to coordinate the traffic transmission such that the collision between traffic from different ONUs can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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