On analyzing the capacity of WDM PONs

Jingjing Zhang, Nirwan Ansari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


By taking advantage of the multiple wavelength provisioning capability, WDM PON dramatically enlarges its capacity as compared to TDM PON. The capacity of a WDM PON system depends on many factors, such as the number and capacities of wavelength channels, the network architecture, the wavelength support of receivers, and the tuning ability of lasers. This paper introduces the definition of achievable rate region to describe the capacity of WDM PON and analyzes the achievable rate region for a given network architecture from the perspective of wavelength sharing. This can facilitate comparison of different WDM PON architectures and help design an efficient access control scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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