An Efficient Medium Access Control Strategy for High Speed WDM Multiaccess Networks

Jan H. Laarhuis, Jan Laarhuis, A.M.J. Koonen

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    Abstract

    A medium access control (MAC) strategy that accounts for the limited tunability of present-day lasers and filters and yet supports a large total number of wavelengths in the network is proposed. Full interconnectivity, contention-free access and a high value of concurrency are achieved by dividing the network into disjunct subnetworks on a wavelength basis and by reconfiguring these subnetworks on a time basis. Each subnetwork allows for simplified access to be implemented with fast tunable transceivers each assessing only a moderate number of wavelengths. A performance analysis shows that this concept is most efficient when applied to a high-level broadband interconnection metropolitan area network (MAN)
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1078-1087
    JournalJournal of lightwave technology
    Volume11
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Keywords

    • METIS-111563
    • IR-14354

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