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Experimental Demonstration of Multivendor and Multidomain EON With Data and Control Interoperability Over a Pan-European Test Bed

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)1610-1617
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number7
Early online date15 Feb 2016
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 15 Feb 2016
DatePublished (current) - Apr 2016


The operation of multidomain and multivendor EONs
can be achieved by interoperable sliceable bandwidth variable
transponders (S-BVTs), a GMPLS/BGP-LS-based control plane,
and a planning tool. The control plane is extended to include the
control of S-BVTs and elastic cross connects, which combine a
large port-count fiber-switch (optical backplane) and bandwidth-
variable wavelength-selective switches, enabling the end-to-end
provisioning and recovery of network services. A multipartner
testbed is built to demonstrate and validate the proposed end-to-
end architecture. Interoperability among S-BVTs is experimentally
tested between different implementations. In this case, transpon-
ders are configured using the proposed control plane. The achieved
performance with hard-decision and soft-decision FECs using only
the information distributed by the control plane is measured
against the performance of the single-vendor implementation

    Research areas

  • Multivendor, Interoperability, MULTIDOMAIN OPTICAL NETWORKS, Elastic Optical Node

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