14 December 2011 Efficiency gain from elastic optical networks
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Proceedings Volume 8309, Optical Transmission Systems, Subsystems, and Technologies IX; 83091P (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.900445
Event: SPIE/OSA/IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics, 2011, Shanghai, China
We compare the cost-efficiency of optical networks based on mixed datarates (10, 40, 100Gb/s) and datarateelastic technologies. A European backbone network is examined under various traffic assumptions (volume of transported data per demand and total number of demands) to better understand the impact of traffic characteristics on cost-efficiency. Network dimensioning is performed for static and restorable networks (resilient to one-link failure). In this paper we will investigate the trade-offs between price of interfaces, reach and reconfigurability, showing that elastic solutions can be more cost-efficient than mixed-rate solutions because of the better compatibility between different datarates, increased reach of channels and simplified wavelength allocation.
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Annalisa Morea, Annalisa Morea, Olivier Rival, Olivier Rival, "Efficiency gain from elastic optical networks", Proc. SPIE 8309, Optical Transmission Systems, Subsystems, and Technologies IX, 83091P (14 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900445; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.900445

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