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

Norberto Amaya Gonzalez, M. Irfan, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Sakaguchi, W. Klaus, B. J. Puttnam, T. Miyazawa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, I. Henning

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8865-8872
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2013

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