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Optical performance monitoring for dynamic and flexible photonic networks
Author(s): Shoichiro Oda; Jeng-Yuan Yang; Youichi Akasaka; Olga Vassilieva; Tomohiro Yamauchi; Yasuhiko Aoki; Motoyoshi Sekiya; Jens C. Rasmussen
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Paper Abstract

Optical performance monitoring (OPM) is considered as an important tool in order to operate and manage dynamic, flexible, and thus complex photonic networks. In this paper, firstly we review recent studies on OPM and discuss its possible applications, such as failure diagnosis of transmitter, receiver, and other transport equipment, optimization of system reach design, and so on. We then present two different types of in-band OSNR monitor, consisting of an optical bandpass filter, a photo-detector, and a signal processer. Since the proposed monitor might be realized by the same hardware implementation as an optical channel monitor (OCM), this is potentially integrated with an OCM in a low-cost fashion. We also explain a BER monitor, which is realized by the same hardware configuration as the above in-band OSNR monitor. The BER in the method is estimated by monitoring OSNR including nonlinear noise as noise source and taking the imperfection of Tx, Rx, and other equipment into account. Finally we develop FPGA-based optical performance monitor prototype and experimentally demonstrate successful monitoring performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9388, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VII, 93880E (7 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079039
Show Author Affiliations
Shoichiro Oda, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Jeng-Yuan Yang, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Youichi Akasaka, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Olga Vassilieva, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Tomohiro Yamauchi, Fujitsu Labs., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuhiko Aoki, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Motoyoshi Sekiya, Fujitsu Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Jens C. Rasmussen, Fujitsu Labs., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9388:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VII
Atul K. Srivastava; Benjamin B. Dingel; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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