Media Access Control for Optical Local Area Networks

Xianhui Che, David K. Hunter, Ian D. Henning

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    Most existing optical local area network proposals based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) require sophisticated and specialized optical components, with problems of cost and complexity, and also the limited number of available wavelengths. The key issue to design optical MAC is not bandwidth, but complexity. An efficient and low-cost solution is needed to facilitate optical local area networking using the existing optical components that will be available in the short term. This paper is regarding to the work of a collaborative EPSRC and DTI funded project SOAPS (Smoothed Optical ATD Packet Switching).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIET International Conference on Access Technologies, Cambridge 21-22 June 2006
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    Pages97 - 100
    ISBN (Print)978-1-62276-410-5
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2006
    Event2nd IET International Conference on Access Technologies 2006 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 21 Jun 200622 Jun 2006


    Conference2nd IET International Conference on Access Technologies 2006
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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