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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1364–1373

Experimental demonstration of OpenFlow-based control plane for elastic lightpath provisioning in Flexi-Grid optical networks

Jiawei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yongli Zhao, Hui Yang, Xiaosong Yu, Lei Wang, and Xihua Fu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1364-1373 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001364


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Abstract

Due to the prominent performance on networking virtualization and programmability, OpenFlow is widely regarded as a promising control plane technology in packet-switched IP networks as well as wavelength-switched optical networks. For the purpose of applying software programmable feature to future optical networks, we propose an OpenFlow-based control plane in Flexi-Grid optical networks. Experimental results demonstrate its feasibility of dynamic lightpath establishment and adjustment via extended OpenFlow protocol. Wireshark captures of the signaling procedure are printed out. Additionally, the overall latency including signaling and hardware for lightpath setup and adjustment is also reported.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Backbone and Core Networks

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2012
Published: January 14, 2013

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

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Jiawei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yongli Zhao, Hui Yang, Xiaosong Yu, Lei Wang, and Xihua Fu, "Experimental demonstration of OpenFlow-based control plane for elastic lightpath provisioning in Flexi-Grid optical networks," Opt. Express 21, 1364-1373 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-1364


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