Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking:enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform

Tomkos, I., Zakynthinos, P., Klonidis, D., Marom, D., Sygletos, S., Ellis, A., Salvadori, E., Siracusa, D., Angelou, M., Papastergiou, G., Psaila, N., Ferran, J.F., Ben-Ezra, S., Jimenez, F. and Fernández-Palacios, J.P. (2014). Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking:enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform. IN: Next-generation optical communication. Li, Guifang (ed.) SPIE proceedings . Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE.

Abstract

The traffic carried by core optical networks grows at a steady but remarkable pace of 30-40% year-over-year. Optical transmissions and networking advancements continue to satisfy the traffic requirements by delivering the content over the network infrastructure in a cost and energy efficient manner. Such core optical networks serve the information traffic demands in a dynamic way, in response to requirements for shifting of traffics demands, both temporally (day/night) and spatially (business district/residential). However as we are approaching fundamental spectral efficiency limits of singlemode fibers, the scientific community is pursuing recently the development of an innovative, all-optical network architecture introducing the spatial degree of freedom when designing/operating future transport networks. Spacedivision- multiplexing through the use of bundled single mode fibers, and/or multi-core fibers and/or few-mode fibers can offer up to 100-fold capacity increase in future optical networks. The EU INSPACE project is working on the development of a complete spatial-spectral flexible optical networking solution, offering the network ultra-high capacity, flexibility and energy efficiency required to meet the challenges of delivering exponentially growing traffic demands in the internet over the next twenty years. In this paper we will present the motivation and main research activities of the INSPACE consortium towards the realization of the overall project solution.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2045323
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Additional Information: I. Tomkos ; P. Zakynthinos ; D. Klonidis ; D. Marom ; S. Sygletos ; A. Ellis ; E. Salvadori ; D. Siracusa ; M. Angelou ; G. Papastergiou ; N. Psaila ; J. F. Ferran ; S. Ben-Ezra ; F. Jimenez and J. P. Fernández-Palacios. " Spatial-spectral flexible optical networking: enabling switching solutions for a simplified and efficient SDM network platform ", Proc. SPIE 9009, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III, 90090H. Copyright 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2045323 Invited paper
Event Title: Next-generation optical communication: components, sub-systems, and systems III
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2014-02-04 - 2014-02-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible optical networking,space division multiplexing,Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
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Published Date: 2014
Authors: Tomkos, I.
Zakynthinos, P.
Klonidis, D.
Marom, D.
Sygletos, S. ( 0000-0003-2063-8733)
Ellis, A. ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Salvadori, E.
Siracusa, D.
Angelou, M.
Papastergiou, G.
Psaila, N.
Ferran, J.F.
Ben-Ezra, S.
Jimenez, F.
Fernández-Palacios, J.P.

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