SDN-Enabled Sliceable BVT Based on Multicarrier Technology for Multiflow Rate/Distance and Grid Adaptation

Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Josep M. Fabrega, Laia Nadal, Francisco Javier V´ılchez, Arturo Mayoral, Ricard Vilalta, Raul Mu˜noz, Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Mart´ınez, Masato Masato, Fanchao Meng, Shuang Yi Yan, Georgios Zervas, Dimitra Simeonidou, Yuki Yoshida, Ken-Ichi Kitayama

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Abstract

We propose a sliceable bandwidth variable transceiver (S-BVT) architecture suitable for metro/regional elastic networks and highly scalable data center applications. It adopts multicarrier modulation, either OFDM or DMT, and a cost-effective optoelectronic front-end. The high-capacity S-BVT is programmable, adaptive, and reconfigurable by an SDN controller for efficient resource usage, enabling unique granularity, flexibility, and grid adaptation, even in the conventional fixed-grid networks. We experimentally demonstrate its multiple advanced functionalities in a four-node photonic mesh network. This includes SDN-enabled rate/distance adaptive multiflow generation and routing/switching, slice-ability, flexibility, and adaptability for the mitigation of spectrum fragmentation, as well as for a soft migration toward the flexi-grid paradigm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1522
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume34
Issue number6
Early online date17 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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    Svaluto Moreolo, M., M. Fabrega, J., Nadal, L., Javier V´ılchez, F., Mayoral, A., Vilalta, R., Mu˜noz, R., Casellas, R., Mart´ınez, R., Masato, M., Meng, F., Yan, S. Y., Zervas, G., Simeonidou, D., Yoshida, Y., & Kitayama, K-I. (2016). SDN-Enabled Sliceable BVT Based on Multicarrier Technology for Multiflow Rate/Distance and Grid Adaptation. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(6), 1516-1522. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2015.2510082