Experimental demonstration of multi-vendor and multi-domain elastic optical network with data and control interoperability over a pan-european test-bed
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European Commission's projectIDEALIST - Industry-Driven Elastic and Adaptive Lambda Infrastructure for Service and Transport Networks (EC-FP7-317999)
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, transponders 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, where proprietary information is used, demonstrating error-free transmission up to 300 km.
CitationGonzález de Dios , O., Casellas, R., Paolucci, F., Napoli, A., Gifre, L., Dupas, A., Hugues, E., Morro, R., Belotti, S., Meloni, G., Rahman, T., López, V., Martínez, R., Fresi, F., Bohn, M., Yan, S., Velasco, L., Layec, P., J. Fernández-Palacios. Experimental demonstration of multi-vendor and multi-domain elastic optical network with data and control interoperability over a pan-european test-bed. "Journal of lightwave technology", 01 Abril 2016, vol. 34, núm. 7, p. 1610-1617.