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Resilient architecture for optical access networks


This work proposes a resilient wheel-based wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network optical access network architecture for backhauling network traffic. This proposed resilient architecture can efficiently support not only the fixed users but also the mobile users in the downstream direction under normal and failure operating scenarios, while minimizing the average traffic delivery time and without using extra redundant fibers for protection purposes.

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This work has been supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 739551 (KIOS CoE) and from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development.

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Christodoulou, C., Ellinas, G. Resilient architecture for optical access networks. Photon Netw Commun 41, 1–16 (2021).

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  • Optical access network
  • Resiliency
  • Failure protection