Optical fiber networks

Control orchestration protocol: Unified transport API for distributed cloud and network orchestration

In the context of the fifth generation of mobile technology (5G), multiple technologies will converge into a unified end-to-end system. For this purpose, software defined networking (SDN) is proposed, as the control paradigm will integrate all …

Demonstration of Virtualizeable and Software-Defined Optical Transceiver

In order to serve the future high-performance network-based Internet applications, optical network virtualization is proposed to offer each application type a dedicated virtual optical network (VON). Virtualizeable bandwidth variable transceiver …

Experimental Demonstration of Multivendor and Multidomain EON With Data and Control Interoperability Over a Pan-European Test Bed

The operation of multidomain and multivendor EONs can be achieved by interoperable sliceable bandwidth variable transponders (S-BVTs), a GMPLS/BGP-LS-based control plane, and a planning tool. The control plane is extended to include the control of …

Demonstration of optical virtualize-able transceiver using extended OpenFlow control

A feasible optical virtualize-able transceiver is proposed to support virtual optical networks by creating multiple co-existing virtual transceivers controlled by SDN. This solution is experimentally demonstrated, showing on-demand selection of …

100G beyond Ethernet transport for inter- and intra-DCN communication with solutions and optical enabling technologies in the ICT STRAUSS project

A multi-domain optical infrastructure with end-to-end Ethernet transport capability can deliver Ethernet services over a large scale and provide a promising solution for inter data center networks (DCN) communication. The already existed metro and …

IDEALIST data plane solutions for elastic optical networks

The elastic optical networks paradigm offers a competitive solution in terms of resource utilization to cope with the ever-increasing traffic demand. Specifically, the ability to make a number of previously fixed transmission parameters tunable, for …

Archon: A Function Programmable Optical Interconnect Architecture for Transparent Intra and Inter Data Center SDM/TDM/WDM Networking

This paper reports all-optical, function programmable, transparent, intra- and inter-data center networking (DCN) using space and time-division multiplexing (SDM/TDM) within data centers and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) between data …

Real-Time Ethernet to Software-Defined Sliceable Superchannel Transponder

Optical Ethernet gains great success in varied optical domains. Ethernet while providing the elastic allocation of bandwidth per flow is currently restricted to being transported over fixed-rate fixed-grid optical channels. However, as data …

Demonstration of Space-to-Wavelength Conversion in SDM Networks

A scheme for the conversion of spatially-multiplexed channels to a wavelength superchannel is presented and characterized. The viability of deployment of this scheme at network nodes located at the boundaries between spatialdivision- multiplexed …

Programmable optical packet/circuit switched data centre interconnects: Traffic modeling and evaluation

A programmable all-optical data center network architecture with great scalability and flexibility is proposed and evaluated by a statistic data center traffic model to obtain the best utilization efficiency for optical packet/circuit switched …