Flexible-sense optical transmission

V. N. Rozental, G. Bruno, A. Soso, M. Camera, D. A.A. Mello

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We present a platform for the optical interconnection of traffic nodes where the sense of transmission is exploited as an additional degree of flexibility. Implementation of the optical arrangement is shown. The requirements about the negotiation of the available resources, such as fibers and wavelengths, are discussed. We evaluate the implications of flexible-sense transmission in terms of cost, power and reach, under realistic assumptions of traffic peak-to-average bandwidth ratio and degree of asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479906826
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2013 - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2013
Abbreviated titleICTON 2013


  • Flexible-sense transmission
  • IP traffic asymmetry
  • peak traffic accommodation
  • resource negotiation
  • software defined parameters

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