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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8865–8872

Fully-elastic multi-granular network with space/frequency/time switching using multi-core fibres and programmable optical nodes

N. Amaya, M. Irfan, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Sakaguchi, W. Klaus, B.J. Puttnam, T. Miyazawa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, and I. Henning  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8865-8872 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008865


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Abstract

We present the first elastic, space division multiplexing, and multi-granular network based on two 7-core MCF links and four programmable optical nodes able to switch traffic utilising the space, frequency and time dimensions with over 6000-fold bandwidth granularity. Results show good end-to-end performance on all channels with power penalties between 0.75 dB and 3.7 dB.

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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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2013
Published: April 3, 2013

Citation
N. Amaya, M. Irfan, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Sakaguchi, W. Klaus, B.J. Puttnam, T. Miyazawa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, and I. Henning, "Fully-elastic multi-granular network with space/frequency/time switching using multi-core fibres and programmable optical nodes," Opt. Express 21, 8865-8872 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8865


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