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An energy efficiency comparison of conventional path protection schemes for fixed-grid WDM and flexible-grid OFDM-based networks has been carried out. The survivable elastic network with SP scheme was found to offer the best energy efficiency per GHz at any traffic load value.
Currently, the need for “greener” telecommunication networks is stimulating research efforts to find new solutions to cope with power consumption and sustainability issues. Exploiting the potential of optical Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) networks for this purpose has been identified as an attractive approach. However, the traditional… (More)
The ever-increasing Internet traffic demand introduces new challenges for telecommunications carriers. Telecom networks will have to be upgraded to cope with the new capacity requirements. However, deploying enough capacity is not the only requirement for network operators. The impact of new technologies in terms of capital investment and energy consumption… (More)
We have compared the total cost of an innovative elastic network with respect to the conventional WDM ones operating in realistic network scenarios. The results give an insight of the cost benefits that can be obtained with an elastic OFDM-based network for the operation of future optical transport networks with different protection schemes.… (More)
We show that spectral inversion can be employed for regeneration to reduce the effect of phase noise (Gordon–Mollenauer phase noise) in a nonreturn-to-zero differential phase-shift-keying based transmission system. Several locations of the spectral inverter in an eight-span transmission link have been investigated. We show that the best results are obtained… (More)
Lightwave communications is a necessity for the information age. Optical links provide enormous bandwidth, and the optical fiber is the only medium that can meet the modern society's needs for transporting massive amounts of data over long distances. Applications range from global highcapacity networks, which constitute the backbone of the internet, to the… (More)
We propose a novel online physical-layer impairment-aware routing algorithm taking into account a minimum quality of transmission (QoT) constraint, which must be satisfied in all cases, even if the network load is changing, and new channels are activated. Our online constraint-based routing (CBR) algorithm considers the actual network load to get a more… (More)
We report a measured gross coding gain of 6.8dB for 21.42Gb/s RZ-DQPSK using standard FEC in combination with differential precoding. Furthermore we show that RZ-DQPSK has approximately a 2dB higher FEC coding gain than RZ-DPSK. Introduction Recently the return to zero optical differential quadrature phase shift keying (RZ-DQPSK) modulation format attracted… (More)
Spatial division multiplexing has been proposed as an option for further capacity increase of transmission fibers. Application of this concept is attractive only, if cost and energy efficient implementations can be found. In this work, optical amplification and optical filter based signal processing concepts are investigated. Deployment of multi mode fibers… (More)
We proposed a differentiated quality of protection scheme to improve the energy efficiency and to reduce the blocking probability in dynamic elastic optical core networks. Simulation results show significant energy efficiency improvements and a notably lower blocking ratio of this novel scheme compared to 1+1 dedicated protection.