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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22105–22118

Experimental demonstration of spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network (SLICE)

Bartłomiej Kozicki, Hidehiko Takara, Yukio Tsukishima, Toshihide Yoshimatsu, Kazushige Yonenaga, and Masahiko Jinno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22105-22118 (2010)

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We describe experimental demonstration of spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network (SLICE) architecture. We employ optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation format and bandwidth-variable optical cross-connects (OXC) to generate, transmit and receive optical paths with bandwidths of up to 1 Tb/s. We experimentally demonstrate elastic optical path setup and spectrally-efficient transmission of multiple channels with bit rates ranging from 40 to 140 Gb/s between six nodes of a mesh network. We show dynamic bandwidth scalability for optical paths with bit rates of 40 to 440 Gb/s. Moreover, we demonstrate multihop transmission of a 1 Tb/s optical path over 400 km of standard single-mode fiber (SMF). Finally, we investigate the filtering properties and the required guard band width for spectrally-efficient allocation of optical paths in SLICE.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2010
Published: October 4, 2010

Bartłomiej Kozicki, Hidehiko Takara, Yukio Tsukishima, Toshihide Yoshimatsu, Kazushige Yonenaga, and Masahiko Jinno, "Experimental demonstration of spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network (SLICE)," Opt. Express 18, 22105-22118 (2010)

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