Field Trial Demonstration of Spectrum Defragmentation and Grooming in Elastic Optical Node

@article{Anis2013FieldTD,
  title={Field Trial Demonstration of Spectrum Defragmentation and Grooming in Elastic Optical Node},
  author={Muhammad Irfan Anis and Norberto Amaya and Georgios S. Zervas and S. Pinna and Mirco Scaffardi and Francesco Fresi and Antonella Bogoni and Reza Nejabati and Dimitra Simeonidou},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={1845-1855}
}
A novel optical node architecture based on all-optical traffic grooming for flexible optical networks is proposed as a mean to utilize the optical spectrum flexibly. In this work, we have overcome the key technical challenge towards implementation of the node architecture by designing and experimentally evaluating a fully flexible intelligent optical node. The proposed solution has the potential to deal with simultaneous multi-functional degree of switching such as format conversion, wavelength… CONTINUE READING