13 April 2009 A comparison of passive optical network security
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In this paper, a comparison of the physical security aspects of a time division multiplexed (TDM) passive optical network (PON) and a proposed wavelength hopping passive optical network (WH-PON) is presented. Simulated results of an eavesdropping attempt in both networks are presented. The introduction of a WH-PON will demonstrate how physical layer security can be introduced to a PON architecture through the use of a pair of matched tunable lasers in the optical line terminal (OLT). These matched tunable lasers allow for the creation of a secure point-to-point optical link between the OLT and the end user, without the need for a unique optical transmitter for each end user. The simulation results presented will demonstrate the operation of each PON architecture, as well as the physical immunity to eavesdropping that the WH-PON architecture introduces.
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Alan Harris, Alan Harris, Mouhamad K. Al Akkoumi, Mouhamad K. Al Akkoumi, James J. Sluss, James J. Sluss, } "A comparison of passive optical network security", Proc. SPIE 7344, Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Security and Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2009, 734403 (13 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818997; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818997
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