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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: B42–B51

Quantifying Spectrum, Cost, and Energy Efficiency in Fixed-Grid and Flex-Grid Networks [Invited]

E. Palkopoulou, M. Angelou, D. Klonidis, K. Christodoulopoulos, A. Klekamp, F. Buchali, E. Varvarigos, and I. Tomkos  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 11, pp. B42-B51 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.4.000B42


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Abstract

Single and multi-carrier networks offering channel rates up to 400 Gb/s are evaluated under realistic reach parameters. It is found that efficient spectrum utilization and fine bit-rate granularity are essential to achieve cost and energy efficiency. Additionally, the break-even cost of flexible orthogonal frequency division multiplexing transponders is examined under different settings. The break-even cost of a flexible transponder corresponds to the cost value for which the total cost of the network is equal to that of the related single-line-rate network. The impact of the traffic load, the additional cost required for flex-grid optical cross connects, the cost of spectrum, as well as the cost of fixed-grid transponders is examined.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4251) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, assignment and routing algorithms
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization

ToC Category:
OFC/NFOEC 2012

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Citation
E. Palkopoulou, M. Angelou, D. Klonidis, K. Christodoulopoulos, A. Klekamp, F. Buchali, E. Varvarigos, and I. Tomkos, "Quantifying Spectrum, Cost, and Energy Efficiency in Fixed-Grid and Flex-Grid Networks [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, B42-B51 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-4-11-B42

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