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An optical implementation of a packet-based (Ethernet) MAC in a WDM passive optical network overlay

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6 Author(s)
B. N. Desai ; NewmanSprings Lab., AT&T Labs. - Res., Red Bank, NJ, USA ; N. J. Frigo ; A. Smiljanic ; K. C. Reichmann
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We propose and demonstrate an optical implementation of an Ethernet (CSMA/CD) MAC on a WDM PON using spectrally slicing and novel AWG wiring connections. Fairness and throughput are demonstrated and compared to theory and simulations.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001  (Volume:3 )

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17-22 March 2001