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SDN-enabled sliceable BVT based on multicarrier technology for multiflow rate/distance and grid adaptation

 
: Svaluto Moreolo, M.; Fabrega, J.M.; Nadal, L.; Vilchez, F.J.; Mayoral, A.; Vilalta, R.; Munoz, R.; Casellas, R.; Martinez, R.; Nishihara, M.; Tanaka, T.; Takahara, T.; Rasmussen, J.C.; Kottke, C.; Schlosser, M.; Freund, R.; Meng, F.; Yan, S.; Zervas, G.; Simeonidou, D.; Yoshida, Y.; Kitayama, K.-I.

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Journal of Lightwave Technology 34 (2016), No.6, pp.1516-1522
ISSN: 0733-8724
European Commission EC
FP7-ICT; 608528; STRAUSS-EU
Scalable and efficienT oRchestrAtion of Ethernet services Using Software-defined and flexible optical networkS-EU
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()

Abstract
We propose a sliceable bandwidth variable transceiver (S-BVT) architecture suitable for metro/regional elastic networks and highly scalable data center applications. It adopts multicarrier modulation, either OFDM or DMT, and a cost-effective optoelectronic front-end. The high-capacity S-BVT is programmable, adaptive, and reconfigurable by an SDN controller for efficient resource usage, enabling unique granularity, flexibility, and grid adaptation, even in the conventional fixed-grid networks. We experimentally demonstrate its multiple advanced functionalities in a four-node photonic mesh network. This includes SDN-enabled rate/distance adaptive multiflow generation and routing/switching, slice-ability, flexibility, and adaptability for the mitigation of spectrum fragmentation, as well as for a soft migration toward the flexi-grid paradigm.

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