Christina Tanya Politi

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This paper presents the results of the optical packet switched network (OPSnet) project, which investigated the design of an asynchronous optical packet switch suitable for the core of an optical transport network (OTN). The requirements for the switch were to control and route variable-length packets transmitted at bit rates beyond 100 Gbit/s. The(More)
Routing in dynamic future optical networks will depend on the underlying technology and more specifically on whether standard grid or flexi-grid technology will be used. In particular for dynamic flexi-grid networks resource allocation and routing concerns both path establishment and allocation of specific spectrum which in turn relates to the modulation(More)
Statistical multiplexing at the optical layer has been considered a critical requirement in order to build the next generation of ultra-high capacity optical transport networks in a cost-efficient manner. However, even today, the state of the art of commercially available optical core networks is based on mature wavelength switching and routing(More)
Improving the performance of electronic and optoelectronic components and systems has enabled the investigation of transmitting optical channels with data rates greater than 40 Gb/s. However, for transporting high capacity channels on demand over long distances, considerable signal processing is necessary, with current emphasis being on digital techniques.(More)
In this paper, an FPGA implementation of a Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) Decision Feedback equalizer (DFE) is proposed, for the electronic compensation of the impairments in 40Gb/s Intensity Modulated Direct Detection (IM/DD) optical communication links employing NRZ DQPSK signaling. The proposed equalizer is used for the electronic compensation the(More)
Wavelength conversion has been acknowledged as one of the most significant optical processing functions and various papers have been involved with investigating methods of translating very high bit-rate data into other wavelengths. This paper will give an overview of the recent advances in the area, with emphasis on methods that can be used as both(More)
The increasing popularity of converged media services is promoting the deployment of a range of broadband networking technologies aiming at serving the increased bandwidth as well as service portability and user mobility demands. To optimally address the above requirements hybrid access network architectures coupling the benefits of optical (high capacity,(More)
Part of the activities of the ICT EU Network of Excellence "Building the future Optical Network in Europe" (BONE) project is the development of the European Roadmap on Optical Networking in the context of the "Network of the Future". This paper presents a summary of the views of the BONE consortium as they were developed in the framework of the Roadmap(More)
This paper presents a hybrid optical/electrical switch for high-capacity future network development. A switch architecture to provide packet switching by solving contention in wavelength and time domains is considered relying on available optical and electrical technology. Physical and logical aspects regarding switch feasibility and management, in relation(More)