optical fibre 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 …

First demonstration of multi-vendor and multi-domain EON with S-BVT and control interoperability over Pan-European testbed

The operation of multi-domain and multi-vendor EONs can be achieved by interoperable Sliceable Bandwidth Variable Transponders, a GMPLS/BGP-LS-based control plane and a planning tool. This paper reports the first full demonstration and validation …

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 …

Chirp and frequency offset tolerant coherent burst-mode receiver using directly modulated DFB lasers for coherent PON systems

Burst-mode receiver (BMR) is one of the key components in passive optical networks (PONs). When directly-modulated distribution feedback (DFB) lasers are used as transmitter source, the BMR needs to take additional measures to compensate the effects …

First demonstration of software defined networking (SDN) over space division multiplexing (SDM) optical networks

We demonstrate for the first time a fully integrated SDN-controlled bandwidth-flexible and programmable SDM optical network utilising sliceable self-homodyne spatial superchannels to support dynamic bandwidth and QoT provisioning, infrastructure …