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S-BVT for next-generation optical metro networks: benefits, design, and key enabling technologies
Author(s): Michela Svaluto Moreolo; Josep M. Fabrega; Laia Nadal
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Paper Abstract

This work elaborates on: i) why the sliceable bandwidth variable transceiver (S-BVT) represents a key enabler for next-generation optical metro networks; ii) how it should be designed to take benefit of its capabilities and advanced features; and iii) which are the promising technologies to be adopted addressing the most relevant requirements and challenges. Specifically, S-BVT architectures based on multicarrier modulation and flexi-grid technologies, adopting cost-effective optoelectronic front-ends, enable flexible adaptation to dynamic traffic and variable path condition, targeting high capacity and scalability, while saving network resources and costs. Programmability and modularity are envisioned for integration in software-defined optical metro networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10129, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IX, 1012906 (28 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250326
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Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Ctr. Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)
Josep M. Fabrega, Ctr. Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)
Laia Nadal, Ctr. Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10129:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IX
Atul K. Srivastava; Benjamin B. Dingel; Youichi Akasaka, Editor(s)

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