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Optical Network Virtualisation Using Multitechnology Monitoring and SDN-Enabled Optical Transceiver

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1890-1898
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number10
Early online date17 Jan 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 12 Jan 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jan 2018
DatePublished (current) - 15 May 2018


We introduce the real-time multitechnology transport layer monitoring to facilitate the coordinated virtualisation of optical and Ethernet networks supported by optical virtualise-able transceivers (V-BVT). A monitoring and network resource configuration scheme is proposed to include the hardware monitoring in both Ethernet and Optical layers. The scheme depicts the data and control interactions among multiple network layers under the software defined network background, as well as the application that analyses the monitored data obtained from the database. We also present a reconfiguration algorithm to adaptively modify the composition of virtual optical networks based on two criteria. The proposed monitoring scheme is experimentally demonstrated with OpenFlow extensions for a holistic (re)configuration across both layers in Ethernet switches and V-BVTs.

    Research areas

  • Bandwidth variable transceiver, ethernet, network virtualisation, optical monitoring, OpenFlow (OF), software defined network (SDN)

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