Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking: enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform

I. Tomkos, P. Zakynthinos, D. Klonidis, D. Marom, S. Sygletos, A. Ellis, E. Salvadori, D. Siracusa, M. Angelou, G. Papastergiou, N. Psaila, J.F. Ferran, S. Ben-Ezra, F. Jimenez, J.P. Fernández-Palacios

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Abstract

The traffic carried by core optical networks grows at a steady but remarkable pace of 30-40% year-over-year. Optical transmissions and networking advancements continue to satisfy the traffic requirements by delivering the content over the network infrastructure in a cost and energy efficient manner. Such core optical networks serve the information traffic demands in a dynamic way, in response to requirements for shifting of traffics demands, both temporally (day/night) and spatially (business district/residential). However as we are approaching fundamental spectral efficiency limits of singlemode fibers, the scientific community is pursuing recently the development of an innovative, all-optical network architecture introducing the spatial degree of freedom when designing/operating future transport networks. Spacedivision- multiplexing through the use of bundled single mode fibers, and/or multi-core fibers and/or few-mode fibers can offer up to 100-fold capacity increase in future optical networks. The EU INSPACE project is working on the development of a complete spatial-spectral flexible optical networking solution, offering the network ultra-high capacity, flexibility and energy efficiency required to meet the challenges of delivering exponentially growing traffic demands in the internet over the next twenty years. In this paper we will present the motivation and main research activities of the INSPACE consortium towards the realization of the overall project solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext-generation optical communication
Subtitle of host publicationcomponents, sub-systems, and systems III
EditorsGuifang Li
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9922-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventNext-generation optical communication: components, sub-systems, and systems III - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Feb 20146 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume9009
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceNext-generation optical communication: components, sub-systems, and systems III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/02/146/02/14

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Bibliographical note

I. Tomkos ; P. Zakynthinos ; D. Klonidis ; D. Marom ; S. Sygletos ; A. Ellis ; E. Salvadori ; D. Siracusa ; M. Angelou ; G. Papastergiou ; N. Psaila ; J. F. Ferran ; S. Ben-Ezra ; F. Jimenez and J. P. Fernández-Palacios. " Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking: enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform ", Proc. SPIE 9009, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III, 90090H.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2045323

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Keywords

  • flexible optical networking
  • space division multiplexing

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Tomkos, I., Zakynthinos, P., Klonidis, D., Marom, D., Sygletos, S., Ellis, A., Salvadori, E., Siracusa, D., Angelou, M., Papastergiou, G., Psaila, N., Ferran, J. F., Ben-Ezra, S., Jimenez, F., & Fernández-Palacios, J. P. (2014). Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking: enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform. In G. Li (Ed.), Next-generation optical communication: components, sub-systems, and systems III [90090H] (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 9009). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2045323