Integrating optical and wireless services in the access network

Yuanqiu Luo, Ting Wang, Steve Weinstein, Milorad Cvijetic, Shinya Nakamura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Optical fiber technology is a fundamental solution for broadband access and metropolitan networking, and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is the promising wireless counterpart. Combining the benefits of optical fiber capacity and wireless mobility, we propose several optical wireless integration scenarios in the access network. The integrated network performance has been evaluated through simulations in the OPNET Modeler. The results demonstrate that optical wireless integration increases the capacity of wireless networks, promotes mobility in access networks, and decreases access point complexity through centralized management at the edge node.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528020, 9781557528025
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2006 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2006Mar 5 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherNational Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, NFOEC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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